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Eupterotidae, Palirisa sp.


A caterpillar with lot of hairs and horn.


Spotted at about 2000 mtr altitude in thick forest area of North East part of India.


About two inch in length. Two flies are noticed resting / feeding on it.

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Caterpillar Eupterotidae family
Palirisa sp. Caterpillar with video | Project Noah

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suzmonk 5 years ago

Congratulations. Great Spotting of the Day!

Great capture MahabaleshwaraB,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Great looking caterpillar! Congrats.

MahabaleshwaraB 5 years ago

Thank you all for your encouraging comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! This is such a cool caterpillar!

Congrats. for this wonderful spotting selected as the SOTD

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congratulations MahabaleshwaraB, your caterpillar is our Spotting of the Day! With thanks to Sukanya for help with ID.

"Who said punk was dead? That is a seriously stylish haircut on this caterpillar (Palirisa sp.), our Spotting of the Day! Palirisa is a genus in the family Eupterotidae, a small family of tropical moths known as monkey moths or giant lappet moths. Larvae in this family have dense secondary setae (tactile hairs appearing in the later instars)".



Clara M
Clara M 5 years ago

¡Soo beautiful!

AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

MahabaleshwaraB 5 years ago

Thank you Sukanya for the ID and pictures

flowntheloop 5 years ago

WOW! Beautiful!

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

I saw this in Sikkim and took a video too.
I finally got an ID when I posted it on the FB Moth and Mothing group.

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Sikkim, India

Spotted on Oct 21, 2017
Submitted on Oct 27, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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