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Nettle caterpillar

Setora nitens

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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
bayucca 9 years ago
Nettle Caterpillar
Setora nitens Nettle Caterpillar | Project Noah
bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Limacodidae


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12 Comments

Jerzer Rawr
Jerzer Rawr 9 years ago

Thank you guys! :)

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

So many incredible creatures in the Philipines!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Uau!!! Fantastic!!!!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

nice colour.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot!
Welcome to the community Jerzer!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Cool

bayucca
bayucca 9 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 9 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
bayucca 9 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
bayucca 9 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 9 years ago

Hello Thanks! Help me ID this :)

Atul
Atul 9 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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