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Caterpillar

Description:

Medium-sized caterpillar, About 8 cm long, feeding on Warszewiczia,

Habitat:

Rainfoest

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4 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Oxytenis is indeed a good candidate. Jonathan, do you have any other picture of it to get a little bit closer? Unfortuntely there are quite a lot of species around and even worser, a lot of color changes within the stages.

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Could you please add this spotting to the mission "Insects of Costa Rica"?

Heather R
Heather R 7 years ago

I agree with Machi. Your photo most closely matches O. modestia, but I cannot tell much from the photos. Your pics are beautiful, by the way, but not great for species identification. :)

Machi
Machi 7 years ago

I think this might be an Oxytenis sp. because it has the cobra-like shape around the head. I am not sure about the species.

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 21, 2016
Submitted on Jul 21, 2016

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