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Orange-flash Crow (based upon further research)
Hi MayraSpringmann, thank you :)
Thank you EarlyStages ^_^
I no longer believe this to be the caterpillar of E. radamanthus; please see . . .
Thanks very much, Ratna and Dyah! FYI on a better larval photo of E. eunice from Guam, where caterpillars of this species tend to be darker . . .
. . . and evenly banded E. eunice from Taiwan that appears to be more typical of Southeast Asia:
yes DyahPitaloca, you're right
my caterpillar is a Euploea eunice larva, not a E tulliolus one.
Thank you ^_^
it's look similiar with this.
EarlyStages, thank you for your curiosity :)
My knowledge about butterflies & their larvas maybe not as good as you, so maybe I give the wrong ID. I'd tried to find the similar caterpillar & butterfly from Google, but I didn't find any. your ID suggestion Magpie Crow Larva looks similar with my caterpillar, do you have any picture of its butterfly?
All I know is that I picked 3 small caterpillars about 1 cm , 2 cm and 2.5 cm in length from a fig tree next to my house and kept them home. I fed them with fresh fig leaves until they one by one changed their selves into chrysalis and emerged into butterflies. I took the pictures in every stage.
Ratna, I know little about adult Euploea butterflies, but have considerable experience with their early stages, so please forgive my continued skepticism. I double-checked my references, which include larval illustrations of E. tulliolus from Singapore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17487183@N0...), Java, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia (http://home.comcast.net/~bflyearlystages...), and all show caterpillars very different from yours – most notably in possessing THREE pairs of dorsal tubercles versus four. What's more, while fig (Ficus) is eaten by many immature Euploea species, E. tulliolus isn't reported to utilize this plant, instead specializing on Malaisia. Thus, your spotting is intriguing to say the least.
EarlyStages, I'll add more photos in this spot http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/183...
I hope the photos will clear enough for all the caterpillars emerged already, no more left with me
Interesting. Can you please post individual dorsal and lateral photos of the big caterpillar shown there (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/183... Thanks much, Ratna!
EarlyStages, it wouldn't be a mixed up picture, because I kept them since they were small larvae. You can see this http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/183...
RatnaKusumaHalim, the caterpillar and butterfly appear to be different species. Might there be a mix-up?
Thank you Leuba ^_^
Lovely spotting - both caterpillar and butterfly. Welcome to ProjectNoah RatnaKusumaHalim !
thank you alicelongmartin ^_^
Spotted on Jan 31, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013