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Red rim caterpillar

Biblis hyperia

Description:

1" long caterpillar

Habitat:

Rainforest


1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Red Rim Caterpillar
Biblis hyperia Berry's Butterfly Photos - Berry's Butterfly Photos


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9 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Different!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks guys! I guess the next one will need to be double or quits Dominik!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Shaken not stirred, my name is bayucca, caterpillarman bayucca...
Thanks Keith for confirming I am happy that I got this one right, it was quite a tricky one for me! Thanks for the confidence! I got the double and the triple, what's next?? ;-)...

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

Yes, you are correct; hats off to Dominik! I thought it being both unhealthy and midsize would throw you off, but I was wrong. I am impressed – you have potential.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

This does look very like the example in the link though.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Comment of Keith concerning the appearance in Sergio's:
"Clearly a widespread Biblidini larva, but not the color I usually see."
It looks like yours might be an earlystages, ehm..., early instar of my ihopethejackpotwinninglittlecrazycaty. You are quite risky to already take my suggestion as ID ;-)... I would wait for Keith...

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Dominik! It looks very different in color to Sergio's spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/104...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

I did not have much time spending on this caty yet. But I think it is a Nymphalidae, Biblidinae. There is not much info on the web about this kind of caterpillars. My closest guess until now would be Biblis hyperia which might be very variable. I think my eyes see some orange part but missing the typical "wavy" creamy parts at the side of the body of the later instars.
Keith, I keep cool, shaken not stirred and get my white smoking jacket for the jackpot. Looser or winner???

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Parroquia Nuevo Rocafuerte, Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Lat: -0.55, Long: -76.44

Spotted on Dec 5, 2012
Submitted on Dec 8, 2012

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