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Monkey Slug (Moth)

Phobetron sp., Phobetron hipparchia

Description:

Nascimento: 20/072014

Notes:

Limacodidae. Phobetron hipparchia: Com o corpo coberto de cerdas, essa espécie apresenta dimorfismo sexual quando adulto, e sua larva pode apresentar coloração amarela, cinza ou marrom, independentemente do sexo. Alimenta-se raspando a superfície das folhas, terminando por construir um casulo de seda no momento final do seu desenvolvimento, onde empupa. (http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S008...)


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27 Comments (1–25)

dotun55
dotun55 4 years ago

Congratulations on this furry SOTD!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

A totally wonderful spotting, Sckel. Congratulations !!

Sckel
Sckel 4 years ago

thanks for all the kind comments, and favorites. :))) all have a great day.

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Congrats kel! Really cool moth and great shots.

Congratulation on the SOTD, gorgeous Moth, Sckel.

EdGriggs
EdGriggs 4 years ago

Marvelous Sckel!

Cris
Cris 4 years ago

Parabéns Sckel!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Congratulations Kel! Such a cool moth.

suzmonk
suzmonk 4 years ago

Wonderful photos, Sckel ... congratulations!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Congratulations Sckel !!Really nice series!!

beaker98
beaker98 4 years ago

Congrats Sckel:)

RiekoS
RiekoS 4 years ago

What a wonderful spotting. Congratulations!

Wild Things
Wild Things 4 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Congratulations Sckel on a well-deserved Spotting of the Day!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Congratulations Sckel, beautiful moth!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congrats Sckel!

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

My, what big eyes! Lovely.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Parabéns, Sckel. Essas mariposas são lindas mesmo, e sua foto é espetacular.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations Sckel. This is a fantastic spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

Congrats Sckel, your Brazilian beauty in our Spotting of the Day!

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Sckel
Sckel 4 years ago

thank you for all your kind comments. it is small and emerged in my house. I found the pupa on a chestnut tree. Pupa posted on 28/06. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/422... more
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/501...
I think this is a male. I really do not know if things seen in the fifth photo is a male genitalia.

Outstanding !

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Wonderful photos, Sckel!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Beautiful!!

beaker98
beaker98 4 years ago

This is really cool Sckel!

ES, Brazil

Lat: -20.28, Long: -41.14

Spotted on Jul 21, 2014
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014

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