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Tropical Monkey Slug

Phobetron cf. hipparchia


This spotting is of the same caterpillar as in this spotting, It molted in between the 2 spottings on an avocado tree next to my house. The change in appearance is interesting. If I wouldn't have known otherwise, I would have thought them specimens of different species. When I first spotted it I was curious as to why it wasn't eating, but now I'm assuming it was preparing to molt as I found it eating avocado leaves after the molt.

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VivBraznell 4 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago


Beautiful sereies Sigg,congrats and thanks for sharing

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

beautiful photos sigg!

tmvdh 4 years ago

Hi Sigg, an interesting spotting, especially taking the food plant into account...

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Jun 11, 2014
Submitted on Jun 12, 2014

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