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Slug Moth Caterpilla

Limacodidae

Description:

This little caterpilla was about 2cm in length and a very luminous green colour

Habitat:

Found on the underside of a leaf in a garden in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Notes:

I got very excited when I saw him peeking out from under the leaf!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Slug Moth Caterpillar
Limacodidae


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6 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks Ronwyn! Unfortunately I can't get closer or it is not serious to call this one Latoia vivida. The only chance would be going out every day and follow the caty until it matches perfectly with Latoia ;-)...

RonwynRoper
RonwynRoper 7 years ago

Thank you very much, finally got a chance to update!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Hi Ronwyn, Nice spotting. Remember you have an international audience an Toti for them means nothing. It would be better to include the complete name: Amanzimtoti, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

I would take the original picture of #3, do some cropping, so that the caterpillar is as big as possible, the reload it as #4 for example. I would go with Slug Moth Caterpillar as common name and Limacodidae as scientific name. If we will come closer later, you can change it quickly by editing the spotting.

RonwynRoper
RonwynRoper 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID suggestion Bayucca. Do I have to reload the pictures so that no3 is the origional spotting? And do I change the common and species name to your Limacodidae suggestion?

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Looks similar to Latoia vivida.
http://photocamel.com/forum/macro-close-...
Could you, please, crop picture #3 and add it as an additional spotting to this set. It would help to see the markings a little bit better. Yours might be an earlier instar of Latoia vivida. But there are unfortunately a ton more Limacodidae genus/species around in RSA.

RonwynRoper
Spotted by
RonwynRoper

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 17, 2013
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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