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Caterpillar, around 6 cm in length, black in colour, red on the top and a band of white in the middle, quite spiny.
Thanks, Keith/Early Stages for the ID help and giving detailed explanations on the differences :)
Thanks, Keith for your expertise!
Hi Albert, excellent photos as usual!Hi Dominik, the difference between Cethosia hypsea and C. methypsea larvae is indeed subtle, but nevertheless consistent, at least in Singapore and apparently the adjacent Indonesian islands. Thus, please be cautious with any future caterpillar IDs, as the referenced thoracic distinction may not apply elsewhere – for example the Philippines, where only C. hypsea narrowly occurs. Here are other useful links . . .* http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2013/...* http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2015/...* https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforest... (same as above but more helpful)
Thanks, @bayucca for the ID suggestions.Is Keith on Project Noah?
Nymphalidae, Cethosia sp., not really sure which one, one was IDed as Cethosia hypsea hypsina, the other one as Cethosia methypsea. For me they both look identical and both IDs seem to be trustable, so maybe the geographical range may help more.http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist...https://rainforests.smugmug.com/keyword/...I hope that Keith might jump in to help...
Spotted on Nov 22, 2016 Submitted on Dec 7, 2016
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