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Riscus hawkmoth caterpillar

Nyceryx riscus

Description:

Master of camouflage, this leaf green caterpillar with discreet side stripes blends well with the leaves of this "Tecoma stans". It has a "horn" at the distal end.

Habitat:

In fornt of my house.

Notes:

Identification by Saturniidae27. Tk's!

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7 Comments

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 11 months ago

Nice find Fernando.

FernandoMSoares
FernandoMSoares 11 months ago

Tk's Saturniidae27!

echabanov
echabanov 11 months ago

Nice, the have good camoflauge

Nature_Observer
Nature_Observer a year ago

Wow!

FernandoMSoares
FernandoMSoares a year ago

Tks Neil Ross and Sergio Monteiro. First I observed the caterpillar feces on the ground (it looks like papaya seed), then I made an active search for some caterpillar among the leaves

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Incredible camouflage, so very well spotted, Fernando.

Eu já fotografei um bicho ao lado de uma dessas, e só fui perceber a danada quando já estava indo embora!

FernandoMSoares
Spotted by
FernandoMSoares

São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on May 2, 2020
Submitted on May 2, 2020

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