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common fruit-piercing moth

Eudocima phalonia


This is the caterpillar of common fruit-piercing moth belonging to the family Erebidae , the colour of the caterpillar may be dark brown or black with white speckles and has 2 white spots in the abdominal region , when it feels threatened it lifts it's tail and curls it's head under the eye spots of the abdominal region.


Found this caterpillar near the paddy field

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maradithayamb 3 weeks ago

Thank you sir

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 weeks ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 weeks ago


maradithayamb 3 weeks ago

Thank you mam

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 weeks ago

Hi maradithayamb, I'd love to nominate this wonderful creature for Spotting of the Week, but SOTW need to have general and habitat information. It would be great if you'd add those things to this lovely spotting.

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Katpadi, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 13, 2019
Submitted on Dec 31, 2020

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