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Painted Lady Caterpillar

Vanessa cardui

Description:

about 3 cm in length; this caterpillar was hanging from the leaves of a desert nettle plant, every few seconds, he would jerk or swing his upper body up, then he stayed quite still; these particular plants are numerous in the wadis and caterpillars could be found on most older plants

Habitat:

spotted in a rocky desert wadi

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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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