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Cup moth caterpillar

Doratifera oxleyi

Description:

A slug type caterpillar of the cupmoth. This green species has two patches of tubercules bearing bright yellow retractable spines which produce an irritation to the skin.

Notes:

This is the last instar.

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23 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Pam. Thank you Tom. Thank you Pedro. Thank you Dilan
It's exciting to see this one for the first time.
I shall breed it out and show you the adult moth one day.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats Martin!! Great series!!!

PedroCruzEcheandia
PedroCruzEcheandia 6 years ago

Maravillas de la naturaleza y sus medios de defensas.

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Congrats on a very nice SOTD!

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Beautiful Martin... congratulations !

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Yasser. And thank you all for you appreciation of this wonderful creature. I saw young ones before but the mature caterpillar is quite a more spectacular creature.

Another amazing series MatinL,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Incredible creature so well captured. Congrats so well deserved SOTD

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Congrats Martin!! Great series of pictures!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Martin. Beautiful series

PedroCruzEcheandia
PedroCruzEcheandia 6 years ago

Muy iteresante ejemplar

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations, Martin, it is well deserved, for sure.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congrats Martin! Great series on this spectacular caterpillar.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice pastel shades. Congratulations Martin !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Doratifera rules ok. Congratulations.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Incredible animal. Congrats very nice.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Martin, this phenomenal caterpillar has earned you a well-deserved Spotting of the Day! Thanks for all your wonderful contributions and incredible photos. Congrats again on an awesome Spotting of the Day!

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Beautiful series, Martin.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Sergio.
Thank you Diaz.
There are several cup moths that look similar. The more common ones come out later in the season is this one with orange spikes. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/187...

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

It's a party! great shots!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Very good caterpillar and photos, congrats.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks Mark. It's a nice caterpillar.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice shots.

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2014
Submitted on Nov 19, 2014

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