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Pupae/Larvae (?)

Description:

Not sure what larvae/pupae the yellow stuff is and what the ants are doing with it.




No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 2 months ago

Yes, @Felix, I had thought the ants were 'attacking' the larvae.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 months ago

Interesting, there are some cases of symbiotic relationships between ants and caterpillars, but these ants seem aggressive.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 2 months ago

Thanks, @Mark, so its likely the larvae/caterpillar of a Moth, Chalcocelis sp.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 months ago

Maybe some limacodid like Chalcocelis albiguttatus larva.

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.35, Long: 117.90

Spotted on May 9, 2015
Submitted on Jun 18, 2017

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