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Description:

Uniformly grey-brown caterpillar, with warts and short hair.

Habitat:

Seen on flowers of Meadow Sage in montane grasslands & pastures (about 750 of altitude) close to mixed and protected forest. The area is in lake Geneva valley, at the feet of Jura mountain range.



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4 Comments

That's a beautiful spotting!

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 weeks ago

Thanks Daniele and Bayucca; I agree with you both; I got "lost in translation" and lumped all larvae into caterpillars... Unfortunately, no other shots; this fella let itself fall from the flower and disappeared in the vegetation immediately after the shot...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 weeks ago

I agree with bayucca. Any ventral or lateral shots Zlatan? They would allow us to see if there are any prolegs or not.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proleg

bayucca
bayucca 2 weeks ago

Not 100% sure, but I think this is not a caterpillar, but a larva of a leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae).

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.34, Long: 6.10

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on May 31, 2019

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