Thursday, March 13, 2008

The King has pupated !

The Palm King caterpillar (#C17) pupated yesterday. The caterpillar was light pinkish brown and it changed to green color just before it pupate. The pupa is smooth and green in color (photo below).

Earlier this month, I found 4 hairy caterpillars feeding on bamboo leaves.
The caterpillars (C#16) are covered with long pale hairs and have a pair of anal processes. No horns were present on the head. I am quite sure they are caterpillars from the genus Discophora, most likely the caterpillars of D. timora (The Great Duffer).

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