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Erebid Moth Larva

Gonodonta sp.

Description:

A wet-looking tar-like larva found starting to feed on the upper side of a leaf. When it perceived that it might be in danger, it began to contract and expand the front part of its body. It progressed in seconds from a larva form to a black lump that resembled some kind of excrement. It was about 2 cm in length, shiny without any projections or hairs and had scattered small spots in white, yellow and red. Family Erebidae (Noctuidae, subfamily Catocalinae).

Habitat:

Forest leaf along the river, Chiflón Waterfall Park, Chiapas, Mexico.

Notes:

https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13... https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskay... http://mariposa4363.blogspot.com/2014/04... https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpilla001/... https://medcraveonline.com/IJAWB/IJAWB-0...

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LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.19, Long: -92.28

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on Jun 10, 2019

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