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Caterpillar

Euphaedra sp.

Description:

Green caterpillar with diamond-shaped eye spots running longitudinally along its body, and with spiny protrusions on its sides.

Habitat:

On a plant next to a bush. Basking. The sun was up.

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5 Comments

EarlyStages
EarlyStages a year ago

Based upon recently obtained data, I can now confidently place this larva in the genus Euryphura, seemingly either E. plautilla or E. chalcis, both being reported for Lagos and having unknown early stages. Dotun, thus a scientific first!

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

While this caterpillar is certainly in the subtribe Bebearina . . .
http://tolweb.org/Adoliadini/70200
. . . the possibilities remain, despite rigorous checking, far too numerous to say which genus. Thus, the only supportable ID for now is Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae: incertae generis.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Hello "Dotun55", I study the immature stages and hostplants of African butterflies in order to better understand their scientific placement. Would you please contact me at BFLYEARLYSTAGES@COMCAST.NET regarding this caterpillar. Thanks!

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

OK

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 6 years ago

May be one of the Euphaedra butterflies (foresters)?

dotun55
Spotted by
dotun55

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 25, 2014

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