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larva, caterpillar, chrysalis?


A tiny caterpillar, pupa or chrysalis. I first thought it to be a very small caterpillar owing to its markings. The light patches bordering the red lines are actually gold-colored in sunlight.


Found on a dried leaf in a large semi-urban yard & garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Wow! Very interesting!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks, Argy & Kadoka. I'll investigate!

Kadoka 7 years ago

Wow interesting.

I do believe it is related to the skiff moth... the larva are similar

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

maybe Prolimacodes group... ?

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

The 2nd picture looks like some kind of alien cat.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

I only spotted it because sunlight caught the gold flecks briefly; it was quite tiny!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Interesting that looks like some of the Shield bugs. Very different cocoon or chrysallis.

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 18, 2011

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