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tussock moth caterpillar

Euproctis virguncula

Description:

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.

Habitat:

It was found in the western ghats

Notes:

The caterpillar was feeding on orchid leaves.

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Ornithoptera80
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Ornithoptera80

ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ, Karnataka, India

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

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