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EarlyStages Great Mormon
Great Mormon commented on by EarlyStages Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia4 years ago

Pam, these are caterpillars of the Great Mormon (Papilio memnon: fifth instar, pix #1 & 2; fourth instar, #5) and Lime Swallowtail (P. demoleus: fifth instar, #3 & 4) – NOT Common Mormon.

EarlyStages Acraea caterpillar
Acraea caterpillar commented on by EarlyStages Mubende, Uganda4 years ago

Pam, after consulting my extensive references and then with noted butterfly authorities Colin Congdon (Africa) and Freerk Molleman (Kibale), I believe your caterpillar is POSSIBLY that of the Elegant Acraea (Acraea egina > http://www.acraea.com/php/biologiemin.ph...). Despite some notable differences, which may be related to age, the rather distinctive larval pattern is a very good match, while that species is reported for Kibale NP.

EarlyStages two instars of Velutina Cracker
two instars of Velutina Cracker commented on by EarlyStages Parroquia Limoncocha, Sucumbíos, Ecuador5 years ago

Note that the supporting reference needs to be updated – H. chloe is now known to look very different.

EarlyStages Pansy Butterfly Cocoon
Pansy Butterfly Cocoon commented on by EarlyStages จังหวัดพังงา, Thailand5 years ago

I am not sure which of Thailand's six Junonia occur in Phang Nga Province, but the color and contour of this CHRYSALIS perfectly match that of J. almana.

EarlyStages Theona Checkerspot caterpillar
Theona Checkerspot caterpillar commented on by EarlyStages San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico5 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/groups/caterpil...

EarlyStages Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by EarlyStages Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil5 years ago

Or possibly a (fourth-instar) Pseudoscada.

EarlyStages Filigrana (Watermark)
Filigrana (Watermark) commented on by EarlyStages Araucária, PR, Brazil5 years ago

For the record, an immature moth (versus sawfly) is also definitely possible.

EarlyStages Filigrana (Watermark)
Filigrana (Watermark) commented on by EarlyStages Araucária, Paraná, Brazil5 years ago

Dr. Freitas has subsequently determined this to be a "look-alike" sawfly larva, not an E. eupompe butterfly caterpillar. Amigo Sérgio, please update the identification.

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