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Caterpillar stage of the Gray Glassy Tiger

Ideopsis juventa

Description:

Caterpillar about an inch long.

Notes:

Hike trail up the mountainous area of Dive and Trek resort in Batangas, Philippines

2 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 10 years ago
Blue Glassy Tiger
Ideopsis vulgaris Ideopsis vulgaris
Gray Glassy Tiger
Ideopsis juventa Ideopsis


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20 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Hi EarlyStages. Thanks for the correction. Will update ID :-)

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 9 years ago

The larvae of Ideopsis vulgaris and I. juventa are essentially identical, but since I. vulgaris is not known to occur on Luzon (Batangas), this can only be a midsize caterpillar of I. juventa. Please see Nachr. Entomol. Ver. Apollo, Supplement 14 (1995): "Contributions to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera of the Philippines II", page 62, and "The Life Histories of Asian Butterflies" Vol. 2 by Igarashi and Fukuda, 2000, plate 109.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Welcome...!!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Oh it is @Dave-a-roni. Glad you like it :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Glad to have posted it @auntnance. Thanks again for the help and interest :-)

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

Glad you posted this beauty, It was a good search.

Dave-a-roni
Dave-a-roni 10 years ago

ooooh, so pretty

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Wow. I wake up and you guys have an ID. Thanks so much Ashish and Auntnance. Love the learnings here in Project Noah :-)

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

Pretty much how I got there. Keep the lessons coming though.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

My clue was Common crow which had same body structure in caterpillar stage like this one.. and earlier feel its King Crow... and in that direction I get correct ID...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Nance.... if you understand the the type(what is depend on body structure) and family name...then its easy to find...!!
All we keep in mind while checking ID... what I learned here on Project Noah...

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

Oh for goodness sake, Ashish you're always a step ahead. Just found this link: http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist...
Nice work. Thanks for the spotting, Eric.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Eric, maybe you should raise this & see what it turns into!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Thanks Karen and textless :-)

textless
textless 10 years ago

What an interesting little animal!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Interesting!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Yes it does @Longmustache. Hope that can be a clue to its ID :-)

windmustache
windmustache 10 years ago

This guy has fantastic pattern!

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011

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