Saturday, April 4, 2009

March caterpillars

These are some of the caterpillars I am rearing as well as those I spotted during my recent butterfly trips :

1. Rhinopalpa polynice – The Wizard

More information about The Wizard’s life history can be found here

2. Daphnis nerii - Oleander Hawkmoth

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The caterpillar was feeding on Ceylone Jasmine (Tabernaemontana divaricata) from the Apocynaceae family. Another common larva host plant is Periwinkle (Vinca rosea) from the same family. 

3. Athyma sp
I spotted this caterpillar feeding on Uncaria sp.  

4. Hairy caterpillar #1
Early instar of Discophora sp., feeds on bamboo.


5. Hairy caterpillar #2


This one feeds on Palm.

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