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Moth,Caterpillar of Parasa joanae

Parasa joanae, Limacodidae

Description:

On the leaf of a Ginger torch, Etlingera elatior ID through www.inaturalist on my observations. That are still ongoing because nobody is sure what Parasa species it is....? but it is a member of Slug Caterpillar Moths....

Habitat:

Gallery Forest. 900 Meters-3000 feet above sea level, next to Tanaca National Park, a Pasture , and in a Garden with Endemic trees, plants and flowers of Costa Rica.


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7 Comments

Beautiful series Gilma,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Congratulations, Gilma!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 3 months ago

Congratulations Gilma, a real beauty!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

Congratulations,Gilma
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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 3 months ago

Congratulations, Gilma! Your spotting was selected as the spotting of the day in anticipation of National Moth Week!

Today’s spotting of the day is a stunning slug moth caterpillar (Parasa joanae)!
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Slug moth caterpillar:
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i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 5 months ago

Wow, love those colours!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 months ago

Cool spotting, Gilma. Which is the north end and which is the south? That is such an amazing caterpillar!

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.07, Long: -84.52

Spotted on Nov 12, 2017
Submitted on Sep 30, 2018

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