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Red Pierrot Larva

Talicada nyseus


The caterpillar is about 8mm long and is pale yellow in colour. The body is covered with tiny white setae. Family : Lycaenidae Host plant: Internal tissues of leaves of Kalanchoe pinnata. Status: Common


The dark spot appearing in the middle of its body is a piece of dirt or maybe some damage occurred to it. Originally the caterpillar is pale yellow in colour throughout.

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Irandi Munasinghe
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Irandi Munasinghe

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 19, 2019
Submitted on May 19, 2019

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