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tussock moth caterpillar

Euproctis virguncula


It is a medium sized moth caterpillar that has nice black spots and orange streaks.The black spots have little white speckles inside of them that makes it look poisonous to animals saying don't eat me i'm dangerous.They have legs that look like tentacles.The first 3 legs make it through the moth stage.


It was found in the western ghats


The caterpillar was feeding on orchid leaves.

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ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 4, 2018
Submitted on Jul 4, 2019

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