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Giant White Caterpillar Pupa

Ganyra josephina

Description:

I have seen a few of these pupas during this rainy season on only one plant. They are interesting in that they always pupate on the top side of the leaf leaving themselves exposed to heavy rains. I only saw them one unidentified plant and each of the 4 or so that I saw never made it to hatch. They were all eaten by other insects. This speciman measures around 1" long.

Habitat:

Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 4 months into the 6 month rainy season.

1 Species ID Suggestions

unfortunate Giant White
Ganyra josephina Ganyra josephina josepha (Salvin & Godman, 1868)


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1 Comment

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Thanks Early!

LarryGraziano
Spotted by
LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on Nov 12, 2012

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