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Palm King, green larval form

Amathusia phidippus

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Photos taken between 12:19-12:21pm. Host plant: Manila Palm Tree (Adonidia merrillii)

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Palm King, green larval form
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8 Comments

VeronicaPrudente
VeronicaPrudente 4 years ago

Hi, EarlyStages! To answer your question from 4 years ago, yes, this is about as big (long) as the brown one.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 4 years ago

Kyle, Palmking cats feed on many different native and ornamental palms (Arecaceae), so since the butterfly allegedly lives naturally nearby, simply go outside and find a local species or two for them to eat. Here is a helpful report from India . . .
http://bflyearlystages.weebly.com/upload...

Kyle18
Kyle18 4 years ago

Thanks, for your help Early Stages! But what type of leaf should i feed them? The caterpillar larvae that hatches are not eating. I'm getting worried.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 4 years ago

Hi Kyle, Palmking larvae are completely safe to handle, as are all other butterfly caterpillars, regardless of any hairs or spines. Some immature moths, however, can be painful to touch.

Kyle18
Kyle18 4 years ago

Hello, nice to meet you! I was wondering if you can help me a bit with the Palmking caterpillar. A few days ago a Palmking butterfly flew into my room and lays some eggs, so I took the eggs and wait for it to hatch. Tonight, it does hatch but I notice it was a hairy caterpillar. Was it safe to touch them?

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 8 years ago

Veronica, was this green caterpillar about the same length/size as the brown guy?

VeronicaPrudente
VeronicaPrudente 8 years ago

Thank you, Early Stages.:) There are at least 3 chrysalis on the palm tree where I found this. The other caterpillar, the one with the black band (brown larval form), was on a plant right under this.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 8 years ago

To see prepupa and chrysalis . . .
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/152...

VeronicaPrudente
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VeronicaPrudente

San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 18, 2012

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