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about 3 cm in length, light green with yellow spots outlined in red
spotted on the caper bush in my desert garden
Thank you so much for your help, Keith!
Determination based upon location, hostplant, abundance, and comparative photos provided to Bernadette privately.
A genus name would be helpful; the list of butterflies in Egypt is quite small. Sinai even smaller. And after telling you that I haven't seen these cats this year....I found 3 on my caper bush this morning! All about 2 cm in length, a couple with very small spots. Will try to capture some new images later.
Yes, I recognize the genus, but need to know a bit more before deciding the most likely species. Thus, rather than keep commenting here, I'll contact you directly through email.
It was smaller, maybe 1 cm smaller. But I guess I thought because the spots were smaller that is was an earlier instar.
Bernadette, why do you say "earlier stage"? Was the cat in the two right-hand photos much smaller than 3 cm?
Hi EarlyStages, I 've added a couple of shots of what might - or might not - be the same species at an earlier stage. Not sure if they're helpful. I know all of the cats that like my caper except for this one! Which I haven't seen this year....would appreciate any help you could give in pointing me in the right direction!
Hi Bernadette, any other shots from different angles?
Spotted on Dec 1, 2013 Submitted on Aug 12, 2014