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Whose Caterpillar... ???

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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby Colonel » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:30 pm

Can roughly show us where the plant is without you going there.....maybe tell us some sort of landmark...ie near a bridge or near the entrance to Wallace Trail? :thumbsup:
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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby Colonel » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:33 pm

kctsang wrote:Wah lau !!! did not know that this was a celebrity cat, the media glare
worst off that Jack Neo's .... :ko: :ko: :ko:

The find of the century man.... :yes: the media will definitely descend on the cat......with flash blazing....
Yeah worst than Jack and his Bean Stalk....
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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby Colonel » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:40 am

This may not be the cat of Idea stolli afterall....may even be Idea leuconoe.....
Anyway I have attached a pix of stolli I got from internet here:
http://www.pbase.com/ctranter/image/102622473
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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby plain tiger » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:10 pm

Simon,
Maybe better not to disclose till we meet up with KC...going this Sunday for Richard's Photo lesson at Dairy Farm ?
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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby EarlyStages » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:20 am

Since the Danaini are of particular interest to my research, please allow a new member to add his two cents to an old thread. The subject caterpillar is almost certainly that of a fourth-instar Idea leuconoe (Mangrove Tree Nymph), the number of lateral red spots increasing with its next molt to soon look like this: http://nc.kl.edu.tw/bbs/showpost.php?p= ... stcount=44. Also, I do believe the referenced larval photo by Christopher Tranter actually shows I. lynceus, his PBase image appearing identical to others I have of this species' cat. BTW, Parsonsia "helicandra" (爬森藤) is now considered a synonym, with P. alboflavescens being the currently accepted botanical name.

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Keith Wolfe
Antioch, California

PS Least I forget my manners, I am a lepidopterist who studies the immature stages and hostplant utilization of butterflies in order to better understand (resolve) their phylogeny (scientific placement) and, when necessary, conservation requirements.
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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby plain tiger » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:40 pm

Hi Keith,
Welcome to the forum !
And thanks for yet another value add.
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Re: Whose Caterpillar... ???

Postby richardlbong » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:56 am

Well done KC, for finding this rare caterpillar. Thank you Keith for the valuable imput.
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