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Nettle caterpillar, Blue-striped nettle grub

Parasa lepida


Measurements : ~2.5cm x 1.5cm Season : Rainy season Time : 1:50am 07Jul2021 Frequency : Very rare Life stage : adult Gender : Female (threadlike antennae)


Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants


Some moth species from Genus Parasa.

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Nettle caterpillar, Blue-striped nettle grub
Parasa lepida (Cramer, 1799), Limacodidae Parasa lepida - Wikipedia

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m.prasad.369 a month ago

Okay. Thank you for clarification. :)

Ornithoptera80 a month ago

It is a female. In Parasa the males have thicker feathery antennae, that this one does not have.

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

m.prasad.369, no problem.
I'm not sure about its gender.
Could be female because the abdomen is big.

m.prasad.369 a month ago

Võ Anh Tuấn, Thanks for the id. Is it female?

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 7, 2021
Submitted on Sep 20, 2021

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