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Caterpillar from the Philippines!
Please, update with Cethosia luzonica! Keith is the expert and he is right (as usual...!)!
Sweet as! Thanks :)
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.
Thanks Keith. I am wondering why in your link is no ID and no tags of C. luzonica.
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.
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...
Spotted on Apr 4, 2015 Submitted on Apr 4, 2015