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Common Jezebel Caterpillar

Delias eucharis

Description:

The larvae are avoided by predators, either because of their poisonous and/or distasteful haemolymph. However, they are frequently parasitized by wasps. If dislodged, the young larvae are able to remain attached to the leaves using strong silky threads produced by their salivary glands. For the early instars, it is probably a useful adaptation for living in the high canopy where gusty winds are not uncommon.

Habitat:

dry shrub land

Notes:

Larval host plants are Dendrophthoe falcata and Scurrula parasitica. These are semi-parasitic plants that grow on a wide range of forest and cultivated trees and were formerly grouped under the genus Loranthus.

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2 Comments

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

nice spotting nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Thank you Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Super spotting Nuwan!

Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.95, Long: 81.25

Spotted on Sep 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 30, 2013

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