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Guava Skipper

Phocides polybius

1 species ID suggestions

Brian38 4 months ago
Guava Skipper ( third instar larva)
Phocides polybius Guava Skipper Life History


Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 4 months ago

This is a cool find!

LaurenZarate 4 months ago

Congratulations Kel, beautiful photos!

Awesome series Kel,super last photo,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 4 months ago

Congratulations Kel, your Guava Skipper larvae are our Spotting of the Day:

"The Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius), a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae native to the Americas, is one species where all life cycle stages have striking colors. This image shows its third instar larva close to pupating, where seemingly glowing yellow eye spots have appeared on the lower part of the front of the head capsule and a white waxy exudate formed on the caterpillar's surface. The adult is spectacular with iridescent blue hues".

For an image of the adult:



Brian38 4 months ago

You're welcome Sckel.

Sckel 4 months ago

Thank you for your identification and for your kind comment Brian38

Brian38 4 months ago

Amazing pics Sckel!

ES, Brazil

Lat: -19.69, Long: -40.87

Spotted on Oct 8, 2018
Submitted on Oct 8, 2018

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