Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Filigrana (Watermark)

Epityches eupompe on Solanaceae

1 Species ID Suggestions

Filigrana ("Watermark" in Spanish)
Epityches eupompe on Solanaceae Epityches


Sign in to suggest organism ID

12 Comments

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

For the record, an immature moth (versus sawfly) is also definitely possible.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks for the update, Keith!

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Dr. Freitas has subsequently determined this to be a "look-alike" sawfly larva, not an E. eupompe butterfly caterpillar. Amigo Sérgio, please update the identification.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Yes, Bayucca, I was talking about that Stichelia / Parana skirmish. Unfortunately, I couldn't talk to Luis after that, but I am planning to go to the University as soon as I can. And you are right, to find out which caterpillar corresponds to a butterfly is like to tie the loose ends of a rope (and, as you can see in my spots, here we have no shortage of caterpillars or butterflies... many ropes to tie yet!)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

That was probably my Stichelia bocchoris vs. his Parana soana ;-)...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/828... Or did I oppose to another one?
Cool spotting! Now you have both, butterfly and caterpillar of this as I remember endemic species of Southern Brazil. I fully accept the ID, add a link with a specimen IDed by the below mentioned André Freitas:
http://tolweb.org/Tritonia

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you again, Keith. The adult's ID was provided by Luis Anderson Ribeiro Leite, currently concluding his Doctorate at Federal University of Parana. I'll take his word for that, although Bayucca questioned at least one of his previous IDs... BTW, "filigrana" means "watermark" in portuguese too... :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Excellent ! Pleasant surprise on the ID.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 8 years ago

Determination courtesy of Dr. André Freitas (http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual...), leading Brazilian ithomiine expert and authority on nymphalid immatures. Assuming this adult ID is correct, here's the butterfly . . .
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/761...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Ok, Keith, I'll upload other pictures soon.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 9 years ago

Sérgio, the plant appears to be in the Solanaceae (nightshade family) – can you confirm? If possible, please post other photos of the caterpillar. Thanks!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Argybee, I really don't know but, by the images I found in the web, it could very well be.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

some kind of dart ?

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Araucária, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team