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Caterpillar of Blue Tiger Moth

Dysphania sp

Description:

Spectacularly patterned caterpillar. Unfortunately with a bunch of Tachinid parasitoid fly eggs (white dots) the larvae of which will eat it alive.ID and information courtesy: John Hortsman.

Habitat:

Not sure but it did look like a Jackfruit tree near a brook in a coffee plantation.

Notes:

Most likely Dysphania_percota https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...

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2 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you, Machi. Indeed very brightly coloured. So sad it is going to be eaten by the parasitoid larvae.

Machi
Machi a year ago

Great colors!

SukanyaDatta
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SukanyaDatta

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Mar 9, 2020
Submitted on Mar 16, 2020

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