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Unknown spotting

Description:

Found this fly dancing around this beautiful orange black caterpillar ( i will never know what the fly's ambitions were) who was basking and enjoying the lush green foliage of an acacia vine with his/her friends.




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3 Comments

namitha
namitha 2 years ago

Thank you Polilla :)

namitha
namitha 2 years ago

Good observation Sukanya, but as you said the bright colours could tip off the caterpillar.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Maybe it wanted to lay eggs on the caterpillar?? Who knows. Very colourful (warning colours) caterpillar...likely not a good host to the eggs...therefore the checking out (dancing) maybe? Just speculating :)

Kerala, India

Lat: 8.94, Long: 77.17

Spotted on May 28, 2016
Submitted on Jun 27, 2016

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