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White-spotted Prepona's caterpillar

Archaeoprepona sp.


According to PN member and caterpillars expert Earlystages, "Your handsome lagarta is an Archaeoprepona (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae), almost certainly A. amphimachus, which Janzen and Hallwachs choose to call A. 'amphiktion' " The butterfly that comes from it is this:

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31 Comments (1–25)

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

That has to be the weirdest caterpillar! beautiful, stunning photographs.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Now that is sensational. What a spotting! On the home page, I thought at first it was some nasty little fish with a gaping mouth. I would never have guessed it was a caterpillar. Nature is truly amazing and never ceases to impress.

dotun55 8 years ago

As a matter of fact, thought it was some vicious serpent, like the Gaboon Viper. Mind-blowing CAT, really crazy!

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Fantastic Sergio!!



Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Jellis, Telse, Rubens, Ceherzog, Eulalia, Carol, Joshua, Neil, drP, Nicholas & Stefania, thank you very much.

Jellis 8 years ago

Nice love the defensive look it has. Wow I almost thought it was fake. I had to look it up just to see. Great spotting.

Telse 8 years ago


Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 8 years ago

Excelente achado Sergio....

ceherzog 8 years ago

Yikes cool!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Magníficas fotografías, Sergio. ¡Cómo disfrutas!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Just too amazing!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Incredible. so that's the head all the way on the bottom there? with the two antenna looking things?

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Awesome work Sergio! Too cool! :-)

drP 8 years ago

Holy cow! What a fantastic caterpillar. And your pictures are just amazing.

Nicholas4 8 years ago

phenomenal shots! The gaping mouth mimicking is amazing!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Earlystages helped me to Id this beauty, now it has a name!!! :-)

Congratulations Sergio! One amazing creature after another!

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Amazing !!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Marvelous! Maybe the baby from Papilio and Elymnias :D

Sckel 8 years ago

Demorei um pouco para entender como ela funciona. Parecia realmente uma boca enorme escancarada para mim. Incrível, Sergio.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Gob-smackingly good! - like a tree-snake or lizard !! Fantastic spotting Sergio - thanks.

isabellaedoyle 8 years ago

Aaaah! Snake! No, just kidding. Awesome find!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Maria, he lives in Brazil!!! :-D Great spotting, Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Jun 4, 2013
Submitted on Jun 4, 2013

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