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Neetle caterpillar

Setora nitens

Habitat:

kalamansi tree

Notes:

I was picking kalamansi when suddenly my hand gets painfully itchy. I looked for the leaves and found this half inched size bright-colored caterpillar. I might have disturbed it while he was eating.

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4 Comments

angel_ansh
angel_ansh 8 years ago

Thanks guys! Not quite actually familiar with caterpillars. I only know that this is Limacodidae.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

Agree, not quite the right color for nitens. Definitely setora sp.

Dave

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Yes, looks like Setora sp, but not sure S. nitens .. Beautiful!

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

This looks a bit like Setora nitens - Coconut Nettle grub. Yes, famous for their stings. I remember that the discomfort is a 24 hour thing, but you can read up on that.

Dave

angel_ansh
Spotted by
angel_ansh

Benguet, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Aug 1, 2013

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