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Spotting

Description:

They live and eat tree leaves (Pacae spp) making shadow for the coffee plantation, they seem to be nocturnal, they spend the day on a side of the tree (usually the eastern side) always in groups, very close from each other as a patch, their droppings collect at the base of the tree and you can usually find an ants nest pretty close to the dropings.

Habitat:

Coffee plantation 1500 masal

Notes:

The are almost on every pacae tree this time of the year

1 Species ID Suggestions

Saturniid caterpillars
Lonomia sp. File:Lonomia-obliqua-citsc-2.jpg - Wikipedia


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1 Comment

Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 5 months ago

My student says that he has seen one of these before!

Elciario Naranjo
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Elciario Naranjo

Peru

Spotted on Apr 12, 2021
Submitted on Apr 17, 2021

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