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Palm King, pre-pupa and chrysalis

Amathusia phidippus

Notes:

Photos 1-4 taken at Oct 15, between 5:21-5:27pm. Photo 5 (day 1 as a pupa) taken at Oct 16 at 8:53 am. Photo 6 (day 3 as a pupa) taken at Oct 18 at 7:23 am.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Imperial Moth Caterpillar
Eacles imperialis Imperial Moth Caterpillar | What's That Bug?
Palm King
Amathusia phidippus Unknown spotting | Project Noah


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7 Comments

VeronicaPrudente
VeronicaPrudente 8 years ago

Thank you!:)

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 8 years ago

FYI E. imperialis occurs naturally only in the Americas . . .
http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thats great...u r doing a life cycle research. Specially 6th, u can see the 'miracle' through...U can document it in ur blog.

VeronicaPrudente
VeronicaPrudente 8 years ago

I added the day 1 and day 3 pictures of the lepidopteran as a pupa.:) See 5th and 6th photo. It's starting to show some color.:)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Yeah...that will be more helpful to identify Veronica....

VeronicaPrudente
VeronicaPrudente 8 years ago

Thank you, Adarsha, for the suggestion. I will post a picture of the pupa in a bit.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Looks like An Imperial Moth Caterpillar...Beautiful :)


VeronicaPrudente
Spotted by
VeronicaPrudente

Philippines

Spotted on Oct 17, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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