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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 11 months ago

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

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 11 months ago

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

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 11 months ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 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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