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Caterpillar with video

Palirisa sp.

Description:

A really seriously cool caterpillar. Very bristly but in a well- combed elegant kind of way. Not a hair out of place. As if it has had a long session at a beauty salon. Looks like it is made out of coconut fibres combed into a line of lotus bud domes lined up on its back. Straw coloured.

Habitat:

Outside the dining hall (on the wall) of the resort in the remote village of Borong in Sikkim. This is a remote hilly place.

Notes:

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14 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Thanks, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Crazy cat.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

MrsPbio. Thank you...I agree...but then, if I had a hairstyle that chic I'd use some stinging hairs to keep it from people with cameras mussing it up...Ha ha ha...stinging hairs/bristles or not....it has a neat, well-combed look about it, doesn't it?

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 5 years ago

I'd bet there are stinging hairs in that chic hair-do...! :o

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thanks, I am truly grateful. That video refuses to be pasted in the box. Keeps saying Problem saving or gives an error message. I have tried...but at least in the comments box it is playing...I am glad you liked it.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I will keep an eye on it. Please, add a link in the description section. Would be a pity if one miss this very nice video!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Oh! Oh! Oh! A...name but how sad no match. I fell in love with this elegant creature. Thank you so much bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Looks for me like a Lasiocampidae, but no match found, so not 100% sure...

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Can anyone ID this caterpillar? It is unusually chic.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

THANKS Ava....I am so happy that the video is working...I tried pasting the link again in the box meant for it but then it said Problem saving. I loved this caterpillar...my sister who follows my spottings said it was a " sweet" caterpillar and then laughed at the adjective. I liked its little black feet.Thank you once again.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Yes, that video is working and I LOVE it's crawl! It starts at the back end and moves forward. And no imposition at all!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

youtube sent me a message to my gmail account and gave this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykNjIwFW8...


Please Ava, can you see if this is working...it had such a cute crawl...and it took forever to upload. Sorry for imposing.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

youtube says the video isn't available. :(

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Very cool indeed!

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Oct 21, 2015
Submitted on Oct 28, 2015

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