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Jewel caterpillar of a dalcerid moth

Acraga sp.

Habitat:

Low-land Rainforest

Notes:

A caterpillar found in Guyana at night under a leave.

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6 Comments

Kraxler
Kraxler 9 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions. And yes we saw this amazing animal in the rainforest of Iwokrama.

GregMayberry
GregMayberry 9 years ago

Thank you, Gerardo, for the clarification! This is what I love about Project Noah! If I don't know something . . . . SOMEONE out there does!!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow great spotting from the Acraga sp.!

GregMayberry
GregMayberry 9 years ago

I found one of these with a white/blue/clear coloration along Rio Madre de Dios, along the border between Peru and Bolivia. It appears to be a gastropod, and not a caterpillar. Other than that, I can't really help you. Your photo is GORGEOUS, though!!!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Looks like jewels! It's nice to see some more spottings come in from Guyana. Where exactly did you see this? Iwokrama?

This is a great spotting!

Kraxler
Spotted by
Kraxler

Guyana

Spotted on May 22, 2010
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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