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Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby richardlbong » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Found this pupae on Sunday. Suspect it to be a Pieridae specie, but not able to ID this.

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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby kctsang » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:11 pm

Very interesting !!!
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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby richardlbong » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:02 am

Thank KC. JUst googled and found out that this is not a Pieridae, but a Nymphalidae, a Discophora sondaica zal (Common Duffer).
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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby green baron » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:32 pm

No wonder it looks so familiar ! This one feeds on Bamboo. What was the pupa attached to and was it near a bamboo clump ?
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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby richardlbong » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:32 pm

The pupae was attached to a leaf of the Spider Lily, that is what stump me at first. There is a bamboo clump a few metre away.
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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby Fujis2 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:08 pm

Good find there Richard ! :clap:

I find yr pupa looks a bit wider than my previous record (different color form)
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Care to PM me the location ;)
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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby green baron » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:45 am

SC,
Like the plain tiger pupa, the color of the CD pupa varies depending on the color of the surrounding when it pupates. I had a batch which had both green and pinkish color pupae.
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Re: Unknown Pieridae pupae

Postby green baron » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:47 am

richardlbong wrote:The pupae was attached to a leaf of the Spider Lily, that is what stump me at first. There is a bamboo clump a few metre away.
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That explains, either they crawled a few meters and maybe descended from the bamboo onto other plants below to pupate.
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