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two instars of Velutina Cracker

Hamadryas velutina (process of elimination)

Habitat:

Amazon basin

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two instars of Velutina Cracker
Hamadryas velutina (process of elimination) Chloe cracker (freshly molted) | Project Noah


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6 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Thanks Keith! Hamadras was actually also my candidate, but did not find a match and the time to check them closely until now.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 4 years ago

Note that the supporting reference needs to be updated – H. chloe is now known to look very different.

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

This is not a moth, but a butterfly caterpillar. My closest guess would be Nymphalidae, Biblidinae. I have to check them again. I am on the road and have to do this later.

FaustoCornejo
FaustoCornejo 4 years ago

Thank you for your help I will update the name

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

Unfortunately, the best match does not name the species.http://www.notesonslowtravel.com/butterfly/

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

I think this is a Saturniid caterpillar.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskay...

FaustoCornejo
Spotted by
FaustoCornejo

Sucumbíos, Ecuador

Spotted on May 24, 2016
Submitted on May 25, 2016

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