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Owl butterfly caterpillar

Erebus ephesperis

Description:

fat, smooth caterpillar, about 5cm

Habitat:

tropical rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this with Chun Xing Wong. We both walked past a tree then turned back to look and both noticed this caterpillar at the same time. It blends in well so wasn't that easy to see.

No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks Chun, pretty technical description, I'll take your word for it.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 4 years ago

http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/...
It kind of matches the larva description in this page.

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks Chun. I couldn't find any matches for E. ephesperis online, do you have any links? I didn't realize that about my pin, I just put it in the middle of the Tawau hills park on the map.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 4 years ago

By the way, did you realized that this spotting is pinned right in the middle of a volcano in your map :-)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 4 years ago

This may be the larva of Erebus ephesperis,
the giant moth that poses on your LonelyPlanet book.

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.43, Long: 117.95

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Apr 1, 2014

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