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Re: Need ID help

Postby Fujis2 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:56 pm

It does looks like the baby of some Crow species (Euploea sp.) but I'm not too sure :ko:
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Re: Need ID help

Postby EarlyStages » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:15 pm

Hi Waladj,

This is neither a butterfly nor moth, but rather an immature sawfly (Hymenoptera, Symphyta). Note the additional "false legs" -- sawfly caterpillars possess six or more pairs, while young butterflies have five. And like butterfly cats, sawfly larvae can be very host specific, so your best bet is to use the same plant you found it on. Good luck!


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