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Vagrant pupa

Cupha erymanthis (Vagrans egista)

Description:

about 1" long, light green, 4 sets of red and blue protrusions

Habitat:

tropical forest

Notes:

I spotted this hanging from a sink outside in Nam Nao National Park. At first I wasn't sure what it was. I thought it was a caterpillar but I gave it a gentle touch and the whole thing squirmed like there was something inside.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Rustic or Vagrant
Cupha erymanthis or Vagrans egista Rustic or Vagrant


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17 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

I look forward to seeing more your amazing spottings on your next trip! :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Done carlybm and thank you Jason.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Cool! ≧◉◡◉≦

Carly Brooke
Carly Brooke 9 years ago

please add this wonderful pupa to the Chrysalises and Pupae of the World mission! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1273...

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks again Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks! It really does look like jewelry!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Wow!

freelancing
freelancing 9 years ago

Wow. Looks like a piece of jewelry.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID EarlyStages. It's great to have this one ID'd. Thanks everyone for the nice comments and the welcome back from ceherzog. It really does look alien!

RaquelAntunes
RaquelAntunes 9 years ago

Amazing

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

great spotting Dan,alien :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

oO

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 9 years ago

And I thought Monarch chrysalises looked like they were embellished by jewelers.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow fantastic Dan!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Wow! It's gorgeous...welcome back Dan.

misako
misako 9 years ago

beautiful!

dandoucette
Spotted by
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จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand

Spotted on Mar 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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