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Map butterfly

Araschnia levana

Description:

They were feeding on a nettle plant

Habitat:

Forest trail, nettle plant

Notes:

An adult butterfly can be seen here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/325...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago
Map butterfly
Araschnia levana Map (butterfly)


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15 Comments

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

That's true jopy, just if i wasn't moving then I would have definitely have them :). Thank you Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Nice series

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

haha next year you will have all spottings from your house :) I think you should do that, we'll see all stage of development here.. :D

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Oh maybe I should collect a few and store them for next year :)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

by the link, only penultimate stage caterpillar looks like yours! eggs look wonderful, very interesting and camouflaged :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Now it makes sense why you skipped A. levana. Those in the link look totally different, I would have said no if you would have given me that link :). Thise eggs look amazing, really smart way of laying eggs, they look like grass.

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

haha when I saw your picture, I knew it should be A. levana, also i found this page http://www.schmetterling-raupe.de/art/le... screwed :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

it's normal when it's this late but you still solved the mystery :).

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

omg, I'm little confused tonight, it's definitely lack of coffee and distinguishing colors, as I can see the line is orange, I will change the ID..

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

But it's definitely not that one, you found the right one already in the beginning and then you got lost again :). It's the map butterfly caterpillar for sure so you should give me that suggestion, you haven't drunk enough coffee :). Yours is more red dots and totally black caterpillar, and this one is with a dark yellow line, brown body and black spikes.

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

I found it :) and checked is it lives in Denmark!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

It looks totally like the A. levana http://www.fugleognatur.dk/gallery_brows... but definitely not like A. urticae, I think you have found it I just need to compare some more spikes :)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

maybe it's not moth caterpillar, it looks to me like Nymphalidae caterpillar, maybe Araschnia levana Aglais urticae...but will search

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Yea it is, I kept my fingers away :). What I could see that they should be moth caterpillars and that's all I know about these black spikes :)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

wow, so spiny, i like this more than last one :)

FaredinAliyevski
Spotted by
FaredinAliyevski

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Lat: 55.63, Long: 12.19

Spotted on Sep 13, 2013
Submitted on Sep 13, 2013

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