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EarlyStages Chloe cracker (freshly molted)
Chloe cracker (freshly molted) commented on by EarlyStages Orellana, Ecuador4 days ago

Perhaps . . .
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEntom...

EarlyStages Caterpillar
Caterpillar commented on by EarlyStages Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria2 months ago

Based upon recently obtained data, I can now confidently place this larva in the genus Euryphura, seemingly either E. plautilla or E. chalcis, both being reported for Lagos and having unknown early stages. Dotun, thus a scientific first!

EarlyStages INDIAN FRITILLARY ♂
INDIAN FRITILLARY ♂ commented on by EarlyStages Baguio, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines3 months ago

Its caterpillar . . .
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/20...

EarlyStages Caterpillar of Indian Fritillary
Caterpillar of Indian Fritillary commented on by EarlyStages Ifugao, Philippines3 months ago

The adult . . .
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19...

EarlyStages Caterpillars
Caterpillars commented on by EarlyStages Suva, Central, Fijia year ago

FYI on the analysis . . .

According to my possibly dated references, the danaids reported for Viti Levu are:
* Danaus plexippus – LOOKS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT
* Euploea boisduvalii – MATCHES TEXTUAL DESCRIPTION
* Euploea leucostictos – LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT
* Euploea lewinii – PATTERNING SAME, BUT NOT COLOR & TUBERCLES, ON RAROTONGA (http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/spec...)
* Euploea tulliolus – 3 PAIRS OF TUBERCLES
* Tirumala hamata – 2 PAIRS OF TUBERCLES
Thus, all considered, either Euploea boisduvalii (my vote; if correct, these being the first "published" photos) or the Fijian subspecies of E. lewinii. Congratulations Albert!

EarlyStages Large Salmon Arab
Large Salmon Arab commented on by EarlyStages دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt3 years ago

Determination based upon location, hostplant, abundance, and comparative photos provided to Bernadette privately.

EarlyStages Palm King, green larval form
Palm King, green larval form commented on by EarlyStages San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines3 years ago

Kyle, Palmking cats feed on many different native and ornamental palms (Arecaceae), so since the butterfly allegedly lives naturally nearby, simply go outside and find a local species or two for them to eat. Here is a helpful report from India . . .
http://bflyearlystages.weebly.com/upload...

EarlyStages Palm King, green larval form
Palm King, green larval form commented on by EarlyStages San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines3 years ago

Hi Kyle, Palmking larvae are completely safe to handle, as are all other butterfly caterpillars, regardless of any hairs or spines. Some immature moths, however, can be painful to touch.

EarlyStages Caterpillar of Malay Lacewing
Caterpillar of Malay Lacewing commented on by EarlyStages Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia3 years ago

Hi Albert, excellent photos as usual!
Hi Dominik, the difference between Cethosia hypsea and C. methypsea larvae is indeed subtle, but nevertheless consistent, at least in Singapore and apparently the adjacent Indonesian islands. Thus, please be cautious with any future caterpillar IDs, as the referenced thoracic distinction may not apply elsewhere – for example the Philippines, where only C. hypsea narrowly occurs. Here are other useful links . . .
* http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2013/...
* http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2015/...
* https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforest... (same as above but more helpful)

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