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Tussock moth, caterpillar

Ilema nachiensis

Description:

don't touch this one. ドクガ科(Lymantriidae). japanese name: ナチキシタドクガ. caterpillar of Ilema eurydice(ブドウドクガ) is very similar but food plant is Grapes, this one is trees and I found it in mountain, so this may be Ilema nachiensis.

Habitat:

mountain. food plant: Quercus glauca(アラカシ), Alnus sieboldiana(オオバヤシャブシ), Swida controversa(ミズキ), Mallotus japonicus(アカメガシワ), Ehretia acuminata(チシャノキ).

Notes:

info: http://aoki2.si.gunma-u.ac.jp/youtyuu/HT...

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5 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Awesome!

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 9 years ago

stunningly beautiful

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 9 years ago

thank you! japanese name ドクガ means poison-moth, but perhaps this one is safe. and I found this one is red-data rank-C in my area. (from reference page)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Beautiful tussock

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Good Advice! Stunning caterpillar!

HarumKoh
Spotted by
HarumKoh

神戸市, 近畿地方, Japan

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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