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Scarlet Mormon Larva

Papilio rumanzovia


A Scarlet Mormon in its pre pupal stage spotted hanging on a citrus tree at the park.

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Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj a year ago

Excellent spotting!

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Linda, your spectacular Scarlet Mormon larva is our Spotting of the Day:

"This striking larva of a Scarlet Mormon butterfly (Papilio rumanzovia), complete with extra spider, is our Spotting of the Day! This is the pre-pupal stage of the larva, which rests on the surface of a stem as the last instar of the caterpillar comes to an end. Earlier instars of the caterpillar are more spiky in appearance. False eyes at a caterpillar's front have been shown to act as a deterrent to birds".




maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago


flowntheloop a year ago

Very cool!

Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

Lat: 16.40, Long: 120.60

Spotted on Oct 9, 2017
Submitted on Oct 10, 2017

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