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Stauropus sikkimensis


4 to 5 cm long. Orange brown in color. 3 phases are clicked: the youngest is yellow ochre; then orange brown and the oldest is black. Resembles a dead twig.


Forest. Clinging to a leaf.


Superb camouflage!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lobster caterpillar
Stauropus sp. Stauropus

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1 Comment

acewings.ajay 6 years ago

thank you NuwanChathuranga! spot on. I googled the images for lobster caterpillar & they matched. Not that I doubt you. Till date, all your identifications have been correct. As the above specimen was found in India, I think it is Stauropus sikkimensis (

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Vasai-Virar, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 26, 2015
Submitted on Jul 27, 2015

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