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Tiger moth cocoon.


Many pupas like this one (Arctiinae), were found attached to the leaves of the comenegro tree (Lonchocarpus costaricensis). The final ID is hard and still in process. :-)

30 Comments (1–25)

Daniel-CR 7 years ago

En buena hora, Manuel !

Amazing ! Congrats on the SOTD ! :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago


LeanneGardner 7 years ago

This is beautiful. Congratulations on your SOTD Manuel :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Fantastic shot ! Congratulations, Manuel !!

Beautiful capture Manuel,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 7 years ago


Tom15 7 years ago

Congrats on this interesting find!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Congratulations! Very interesting spotting.

namitha 7 years ago


LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Congratulations Manuel, a very lovely spotting!

MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Congratulations Manuel on your SOTD

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Congratulations Manuel !!!

beaker98 7 years ago

Absolutely incredible! Congrats on the SOTD!

Congratulations Manuel on this SOTD!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Felicidades !!

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Felicidades Manuel! Excelente avistamiento!

Yasser 7 years ago

PS you really have to add this spotting to our animal architecture mission: Just join the mission and then edit your spotting to add it to the mission. Congrats again!

Yasser 7 years ago

Manuel, this incredible cocoon has been selected as Spotting of the Day! Congratulations! What an incredible structure. Thanks for sharing and we're very excited to have you as part of the community. We look forward to more wonderful spottings from Costa Rica!


Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very interesting cocoon structure!

dotun55 7 years ago

...and a well-protected one. Interesting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

(sorry Manuel - hijacked :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Would you mind commenting on these then please bayucca
Thanks in advance.

bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks for the link, Mark. Indeed similar one, but the structure let me still think of an Arctiinae. Plutellidae seems to have a more flattened "net-work". And as it seems also always on leaves or other protected sites

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 12, 2006
Submitted on Jan 2, 2014

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