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Cruiser

Vindula dejone

Description:

About 3 inches in length. With what appears to be 2 silver dots.

Habitat:

Spotted at a park (urban area).

1 Species ID Suggestions

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14 Comments

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thank you EarlyStages for the ID and the links!

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 8 years ago

Ah yes, the remarkable bat-like chrysalis of Vindula dejone – one of my favorites. Here's an interesting example from Singapore ("Actual color, stood out like a sore thumb against the deep green leaf.") . . .
http://inckurei.deviantart.com/art/Pupa-...
http://inckurei.deviantart.com/art/Pupa-...
. . . and an excerpt from a colleague's privately published newsletter:
http://home.comcast.net/~bflyearlystages...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

@ Ashish: I am not sure about this one. I hope other PN members can help us ID this
@ KarenL: Interesting indeed. Thanks.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Is this a Caterpillar or incomplete Pupa...?

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very interesting!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks again shekainah!

I'm sure the silver dots are normal, actually the pupa of some lacewings butterflies is metallic gold . I think this pupa belongs to a Fritilliary species, most probably.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks Jolly for the suggestion

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

You can get it and put it in a screened container until it emerges so we will know what species it is. Document it in pictures and then release it.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks Leana and shekainah for your inputs. How about the presence of 2 silver dots? Is that normal?

I agree, it is a pupa of butterfly that belongs to a Nymphalidae family.

Noel, I think this is a pupating caterpillar that unfortunately fell prey to some predator...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

The jury is still out on this one... Thanks Leana!

Awesome find Noel! I wonder what this is...

Noel Buensuceso
Spotted by
Noel Buensuceso

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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