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Stinging Nettle Slug Larva

Setora sp

Description:

Caterpillar of Setora nitens. They have amazing colours and spines.

Habitat:

Tropical forest

Notes:

Thanks to bayucca for the ID I was informed at another Forum specialising in Limacodidae that this one is not Setora nitens, so have updated the species info to Setora sp.

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16 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thank you, Pradeep :)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Lauren.
Yes, if I photoshop it to an undersea background, this would make a great Nudibranch too :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Congratulations Albert! What a beauty! A terrestrial nudibranch!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thank you, @Ashley for another SOTD.

Thanks too, @triggsturner and @Polilla for your appreciation :)

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Congrats Albert.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Albert, this awesome caterpillar is our Spotting of the Day!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/7...

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Antonio :)

Just astonishing Albert,very cool find,great collours and shape,congrats and thanks for sharing these amazing creatures :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thanks for this Albert! I'll wait to see whether whether Dominik replies further on the PhilippinesLepidoptera post.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @InesVeloso :)

@Daniele, I got the ID from bayucca through my post at PhilippinesLepidoptera :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

which I also asked about the colour variation.
I am not familiar with the plants I found them on, it could be a citrus plant.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Fantastic images Albert! We'd love to feature this, but it would be great to have some more information. Most of the images for caterpillars of Setora nitens available online are greenish/bluish in colour. The difference in colour here might reflect diet or a difference in developmental stage? Bayucca had commented on this in previous spottings:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/104...

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 5 years ago

Great pictures!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @triggsturner and @Doren B for your kind words and appreciation :)

I was very happy to come across this one as they sure are stunning!

Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago

Incredible submission. Great photos of a very interesting creature.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

An incredible spotting Albert. Thanks for sharing this with us.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Quezon, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 14, 2016
Submitted on Sep 15, 2016

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