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Euploea eunice

Euploea eunice

Habitat:

Fig tree

1 Species ID Suggestions

Magpie Crow larva
Euploea radamanthus Magpie Crow | Project Noah


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18 Comments

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Orange-flash Crow (based upon further research)
Euploea leucostictos
https://www.facebook.com/groups/22088333...

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

Hi MayraSpringmann, thank you :)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful series!

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

Thank you EarlyStages ^_^

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

I no longer believe this to be the caterpillar of E. radamanthus; please see . . .
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/192...

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

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 . . .
http://www.flickr.com/photos/herms671/23...
. . . and evenly banded E. eunice from Taiwan that appears to be more typical of Southeast Asia:
http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw/uploads_mov...
http://163.20.113.15/cdpsweb/CDPS/butter...
http://www.tbg.org.tw/tbgweb/cgi-bin/att...

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

yes DyahPitaloca, you're right
my caterpillar is a Euploea eunice larva, not a E tulliolus one.
Thank you ^_^

DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 7 years ago

it's look similiar with this.
http://tyurin.exblog.jp/15837989/

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

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.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

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.

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

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

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

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!

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

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...

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

RatnaKusumaHalim, the caterpillar and butterfly appear to be different species. Might there be a mix-up?

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

Thank you Leuba ^_^

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Lovely spotting - both caterpillar and butterfly. Welcome to ProjectNoah RatnaKusumaHalim !

RatnaKusumaHalim
RatnaKusumaHalim 7 years ago

thank you alicelongmartin ^_^

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Cool Caterpillar!

RatnaKusumaHalim
Spotted by
RatnaKusumaHalim

Banten, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 31, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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