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Clearwing Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Perina sp.


A pink Caterpillar with reddish eyes. Going into the mode of turning into a moth. The pics have been clicked over a period of few days.


Seen in my garden.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Clearwing Tussock Moth
Perina sp. Clearwing Tussock Moth Caterpillar | Project Noah

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Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Carol! It looked very pretty landmarkexpert :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

oh no...not ANOTHER crazy catty, satyen! :D

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thank you J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

WOW! Amazing series, Satyen! What a vibrant species!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Reiko! This is the first time I have documented a transformation from a caterpillar to the pupa. Excited to find more such transformations :-)

RiekoS 6 years ago

Very nice series!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Leuba and Adarsha. Leuba I think that the caterpillar had webbed itself before turning into a pupa.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Very beautiful caterpillar Satyen :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Great series Satyen ! An attractive caterpillar with a stylish webbing around him.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Jason.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Pretty & Unique!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thank you Lisa.

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Wow! Fabulous spotting. :-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thank you Claire and bayucca, unfortunately the adult has taken off. I checked the pupa yesterday and it was empty (as seen in the last shot). How many days is the transformation period normally? It was 9 days from the day it started transforming till yesterday.

bayucca 6 years ago

Erebidae, Lymantriinae, Leucomini, Perina sp., might be Perina nuda. Try to get as much pictures you can, specially from the pupa and the adult!!

ceherzog 6 years ago

This is great Satyen. Really nice to see the progression,

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.80, Long: 72.75

Spotted on Aug 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 21, 2013

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