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Caterpillar

Eupterotidae, Palirisa sp.

Description:

A caterpillar with lot of hairs and horn.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

1 Species ID Suggestions

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


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12 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk a year ago

Congratulations. Great Spotting of the Day!

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

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Great looking caterpillar! Congrats.

MahabaleshwaraB
MahabaleshwaraB a year ago

Thank you all for your encouraging comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Congratulations on SOTD! This is such a cool caterpillar!

Congrats. for this wonderful spotting selected as the SOTD

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year 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)".

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Clara M
Clara M a year ago

¡Soo beautiful!

AshleyT
AshleyT a year 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
MahabaleshwaraB a year ago

Thank you Sukanya for the ID and pictures

flowntheloop
flowntheloop a year ago

WOW! Beautiful!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

I saw this in Sikkim and took a video too.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/190...
I finally got an ID when I posted it on the FB Moth and Mothing group.

MahabaleshwaraB
Spotted by
MahabaleshwaraB

Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.44, Long: 88.72

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

Spotted for Mission

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