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Emerald Moth caterpillar


Too good camouflaged with the flowers on the plant and difficult to understand what kind of detached flower petals that are moving slowly on the plant. Finally managed to see the set of legs on each ends and found out that it is a caterpillar moving with decoration so matching with the flower petals that it is impossible to notice it without any movement. Read about this on internet and found that it has evolved to master camouflage on whichever plant it is found, to protect itself from possible predators.


Forested area with many plants and shrubs around.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 months ago

Wonderful spotting ! Great to have your observations too.

SukanyaDatta 9 months ago

This is a great spotting! Excellent shot too.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 months ago

Fantastic first spotting Girish

Hello girishanagha and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 months ago

Similar ones can be found in Brazil also:

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Maharashtra, India

Lat: 18.43, Long: 72.95

Spotted on Jul 10, 2019
Submitted on Jul 10, 2019

Spotted for Mission

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