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Caterpillar

Homodes bracteigutta

Description:

A large greenish moth larva bearing elaborate and fleshy lateral projections. Larvae need to defend against parasitic flies and wasps and these projections might serve as a defense or camouflage.

Habitat:

This was found on leaves of mangroves


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4 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 3 years ago

Found ID, finally,
Homodes bracteigutta
These guys mimic greren ants.
Here is a hatchling caterpillar
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/202...

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

Amazing spotting!

MartinL
MartinL 4 years ago

Thanks Neil.
Haven't found ID yet.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Cool spotting. A very odd-looking critter.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Lat: -16.90, Long: 145.75

Spotted on May 14, 2015
Submitted on May 14, 2015

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