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Unknown tussock moth pupa

Description:

In relations to spotting @ http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/898... 1st pic @ 120224 - Caterpillar stopped feeding on canna. Silky hairs turned slightly fizzy. It crawled over to the lime tree. 2nd pic @ 120225 - It has spun a cocoon on a lime leaf. 3rd pic @ 120226 - Pupa is barely visible. Video @ 120228 - Vigorous movements detected - a hole appeared on the silky cocoon, probably due to that. 4th pic @ 120229 - Hole has enlarged. Black bands visible on pupa. What are those peeking out from the hole - feet? 5th pic @ 120301 - Didn't detect any movement. 6th pc @ 120302 - Cocoon worn out further. No more changes until today. I wonder if the moth has already emerged. Or still in pupation. Worst case scenario - it's dead.

Habitat:

Lime tree

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2 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

WOW! Love the video. Great spotting. Very interesting!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

great series and the video was a great addition

starleaf
Spotted by
starleaf

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 2, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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