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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.
Congratulations. Great Spotting of the Day!
Great capture MahabaleshwaraB,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
Great looking caterpillar! Congrats.
Thank you all for your encouraging comments
Congratulations on SOTD! This is such a cool caterpillar!
Congrats. for this wonderful spotting selected as the SOTD
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)".Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...Twitter:https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/9...
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!
Thank you Sukanya for the ID and pictures
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.
Lat: 27.44, Long: 88.72
Spotted on Oct 21, 2017 Submitted on Oct 27, 2017
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