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Lacewing Caterpillar

Cethosia hypsea

Description:

Caterpillar from the Philippines!

7 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Please, update with Cethosia luzonica! Keith is the expert and he is right (as usual...!)!

TysonHarrison
TysonHarrison 5 years ago

Sweet as! Thanks :)

Dixie
Dixie 5 years ago

Nice!

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

As often happens, I was contacted by the photographer who wanted to know the scientific name of her beautiful caterpillars. After seeing more images and consulting my references, I provided a determination and received a "thanks very much" in return. In my experience, serious photogs usually update the ID, while it's 50/50 for all others.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks Keith. I am wondering why in your link is no ID and no tags of C. luzonica.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Dominik, please know that Cethosia hypsea and C. mindanensis, considered separate species by many authorities, occur respectively far to the west and south of Siquijor, this small island being within the range of only C. luzonica. FYI, the above supporting reference showing a group of C. luzonica larvae was photographed at the Simply Butterflies Conservation Center on nearby Bohol.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Nymphalidae, Cethosia sp. and my closest guess would be Cethosia hypsea and maybe the one from the Philippines Cethosia hypsea mindanensis?
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/chinfa...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/64684201@N...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforest...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/251...

TysonHarrison
Spotted by
TysonHarrison

Siquijor, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 4, 2015
Submitted on Apr 4, 2015

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