Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Tussock Caterpillar

Description:

A caterpillar of a Tussock Moth with a cluster of insect eggs nearby. What is interesting about this caterpillar is that it is being infested by wasp larvae. Can you see the small oval was eggs on the sides of the poor caterpillar?

Habitat:

Plants behind Bombalai Jungle Lodge in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 20m diameter. Spotted this during a walk alone near our hostel late in the afternoon. This species was formally categorized under Lymantriidae. This is my second parasitized caterpillar spotting in my life, this and the previous one are both spotted during Dan's visit to Tawau, he must have brought goodluck.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 19, 2014

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team