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Tree Bark Caterpillar

Description:

A large fat caterpillar resting comfortably on a tree bark in a curled position. It is about 80mm in length. As you can see, it is camouflaged perfectly on the tree trunk with it's greyish brown colors and patterns. The curvy lines on it's back matches that of the lines on the surface of the tree bark. This might be the larva of an Erebus ephesperis (Owl Moth).

Habitat:

Forest tree trunks in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 100m diameter. Spotted this with DanDoucette at the during a walk near the park waterfall. This is the first time I have spotted this unique species. Dan's spotting of it http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/232...


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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.40, Long: 117.89

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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