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Jute Hairy Caterpillar/ Bihar Hairy Caterpillar

Spilosoma obliqua


The Jute Hairy Caterpillar or Bihar Hairy Caterpillar (Spilosoma obliqua) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found in south-eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Burma.The wingspan is about 23 mm.The larvae feed on Hibiscus, Liquidamber and Ilex asprella.


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Arctiidae Genus: Spilosoma Species: S. obliqua

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Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013

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