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Caterpillar

Family Limacodidae.

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20 Comments

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you Adarsha and Feroz :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Amazing caterpillar :)
Looks like saddle-back caterpillar though:)

Feroz Ahmed Khan
Feroz Ahmed Khan 9 years ago

Nice shot

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

@ Noel B and bayucca thanks !

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Thats a great suggestion Jolly .... this one was a chance encounter . probably next time i keep a container handy for such encounters :-) thanks again for the suggestion.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

By the way, your shot is magnificently detailed. Beautiful.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

If you cannot positively identify this caterpillar, I suggest you keep it in a container and continue to feed it with its preferred plant until its metamorphosis is complete and you will be able to see the adult for easier identification - that if you have the time and patience to feed it daily and keep the enclosure clean.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

I think for now i will update the id to Limacodidae caterpillar.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 10 years ago

Wow! Nice spot Atul!

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

I previously checked for Parasa sp. as well, but didn't find any match. I can not imagine other family than Limacodidae.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Thanks Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Wow! Fascinating!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Awesome!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Thank you so much guys!

williefromwi
williefromwi 10 years ago

Great Detail my friend

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

superb spot !! i think it's Parasa sp. - Limacodidae not sure 100%

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 10 years ago

Incredible caterpillar! I hope you are able to get an ID.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 10 years ago

Cool..

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

Awesome..!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 10 years ago

Superb!!!

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012

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