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Hawaiian scotorythra geometer caterpillar

Scotorythra sp.


This caterpillar was resting with many others on a wall at a rest stop, near Hanauma Bay, O‘ahu, Hawaii. Also known as the Koa looper, they feed on Koa trees (Acacia koa), which was commonly found around the rest stop/restroom. Was about 1.5 inches long, and was acting just like a black witch moth caterpillar.


This one was found in the island of Oahu, in Hawaii.


Was spotted in a rather dryer climate, which makes it easy for it's host plant (Acacia koa) more abundant.

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Spotted on Jul 9, 2019
Submitted on Apr 29, 2020

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