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Nettle caterpillar

Setora nitens


In the Mountainous area of Corella, Bohol. Relatively high temperature and higher altitude.


We've found this caterpillar during our sampling inside the Tarsier Sanctuary of Corella, Bohol, Philippines. Found under a leaf of a certain tree when we climbed the mountain.

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 11 years ago
Nettle Caterpillar
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bayucca 11 years ago

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Jerzer Rawr
Jerzer Rawr 11 years ago

Thank you guys! :)

oxyjack 11 years ago

So many incredible creatures in the Philipines!

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Uau!!! Fantastic!!!!

OnengDyah 11 years ago

nice colour.

KarenL 11 years ago

Great spot!
Welcome to the community Jerzer!

alicelongmartin 11 years ago


bayucca 11 years ago

Or color variation!? You never know with these caties... During their different instars they might change all features like body form/shape, hairs/knobs, stings and colors in a way you might think it is another species. I am still not 100% sure about my ID (that's the reason why it is called "suggestion" ;-)...).

Jerzer Rawr
Jerzer Rawr 11 years ago

Hi Bayucca! Yes thank you! it really looks like a nettle caterpillar, Satora nitens. But the color is suspicious. it must be another variety of this species or another species..

bayucca 11 years ago

I found a more reddish Setora nitens. But I IDed this one myself, so you need a confirmation anyway ;-)...
Welcome to Project Noah!

bayucca 11 years ago

Looks similar to Setora nitens, beside the color! Setora nitens is usually more greenish/yellowish. So I am not sure if this is really Setora!

Jerzer Rawr
Jerzer Rawr 11 years ago

Hello Thanks! Help me ID this :)

Atul 11 years ago

lovely !
Welcome to project noah Jerzer Rawr!

Jerzer Rawr
Spotted by
Jerzer Rawr

Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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