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Nettle caterpillar, Blue-striped nettle grub

Parasa lepida

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Some moth species from Genus Parasa.

1 Species ID Suggestions

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


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5 Comments

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 a month ago

Okay. Thank you for clarification. :)

Ornithoptera80
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
m.prasad.369 a month ago

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

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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

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