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Larva of common crow butterfly

euploea core corinna


An orange caterpillar with large black projections make this insect look fearful and intimidating. Many danaids feed on toxic leaves such as oleander and asclepsia providing the benefit of inheriting the same toxicity against predators.


This single larva was found on a pot-planted desert rose. Adenium obesum

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maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

MartinL 4 years ago

Thanks Neil
My trip to Brisbane got postponed for six weeks because of the Cairn visit.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Nice spotting, Martin. Great pics too.

QLD, Australia

Lat: -15.47, Long: 145.25

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

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