SINOBUG
Indian Fritillary (Argyreus hyperbius, Nymphalidae)
MALE (above) and FEMALE (below)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Indian Fritillary (Argyreus hyperbius, Nymphalidae)
MALE (above) and FEMALE (below)

Female Indian Fritillary (Argyreus hyperbius, Nymphalidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillars (Cup Moths, Limacodidae)

Cup Moth larvae are often highly ornamented and brightly colored. Two main types can be distinguished: larvae armed with rows of protuberances bearing stinging spines called nettle caterpillars, or non-spined forms where the surface of the larvae may by completely smooth, called gelatin caterpillars. The larvae of this family bear no prolegs on their abdominal segments. The larva attaches itself to the substrate by means of an adhesive ventral surface. The movement is like a slug hence their generic name.

A stinging slug caterpillar (like these ones) generally bears warning colouration and stinging hairs. These hairs can inject a venom from poison sacs carried at their base that are used as defensive weapons. Reactions can range from a mild itching to a very painful sting.

View my other images of Limacodid Caterpillars from China (Beijing and Yunnan) in my Flickr photostream, HERE.

You will notice I have given each individual a descriptive superhero-style name in the title of the images in captions and on Flickr. These are for my own reference mainly because practically none of these caterpillars are identified (maybe even ever formally) and this will allow me to group the growing number of images I have into their like-kinds including the various instars I have captured. The names will be included as tags on Flickr.

These are the varieties that are currently in my photostream: Dirty Mary (Darna sp.), Virgin Mary, Bloody Mary, Toothbrush, Hole-in-One, Green Devil (Setora sp.), Bullseye, Carrot Top, Torpedo (Susica sp.), Red Devil (Setora sp.), Blue Streak (Susica sp.), Chameleon, Yellow Devil (Setora sp.), Green Marauder, Almond-backed, Submarine, Sand and Sea, The Clown, The Ghost, Chequers, Triple Streak (Parasa sp.), Pin Cushion, Haemorrhoid, Bread Loaf, Jelly Bean (Chalcocelis and Belippa spp.), Tank (Prolimacodes, Demonarosa spp.), Ninja Turtle (Narosa sp.), Doormat (Thosea sp. and Cania sp.), Snickers (Mahanta sp.), Blue Stripe (Parasa sp.), Blueback (Cnidocampa (Monema) sp.), Jagged Little Pill (Darna sp.), Pink Lady, Canary, The Jester, Stool, Yellow Caboose, Zebra Crossing, Ox Tongue, Octopus, Outrigger, Inkblot, Blaze (Thosea sp.), Firecracker (Ceratonema sp.), Icicle, Optimus Prime, Claret, Cherry Ripple, Lavenderman (Parasa sp.), Cogwheel.

PERSONAL FAVOURITE: Limacodid Slug Caterpillars (Cup Moths, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Red Helen Chrysalis (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)
BEFORE…..


and AFTER……


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Red Helen Chrysalis (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

BEFORE…..

Late Instar Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar (Papilio helenus (Red Helen), Papilionidae)

and AFTER……

Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Nolid Moth (Tyana falcata, Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Nolid Moth (Tyana falcata, Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

Limacodid Slug Caterpillars (Cup Moths, Limacodidae)

Cup Moth larvae are often highly ornamented and brightly colored. Two main types can be distinguished: larvae armed with rows of protuberances bearing stinging spines called nettle caterpillars, or non-spined forms where the surface of the larvae may by completely smooth, called gelatin caterpillars. The larvae of this family bear no prolegs on their abdominal segments. The larva attaches itself to the substrate by means of an adhesive ventral surface. The movement is like a slug hence their generic name.

A stinging slug caterpillar (as in the first four of these images) generally bears warning colouration and stinging hairs. These hairs can inject a venom from poison sacs carried at their base that are used as defensive weapons. Reactions can range from a mild itching to a very painful sting.

View my other images of Limacodid Caterpillars from China (Beijing and Yunnan) in my Flickr photostream, HERE.

You will notice I have given each individual a descriptive superhero-style name in the title of the images in captions and on Flickr. These are for my own reference mainly because practically none of these caterpillars are identified (maybe even ever formally) and this will allow me to group the growing number of images I have into their like-kinds including the various instars I have captured. The names will be included as tags on Flickr.

These are the varieties that are currently in my photostream: Dirty Mary (Darna sp.), Virgin Mary, Bloody Mary, Toothbrush, Hole-in-One, Green Devil (Setora sp.), Bullseye, Carrot Top, Torpedo (Susica sp.), Red Devil (Setora sp.), Blue Streak (Susica sp.), Chameleon, Yellow Devil (Setora sp.), Green Marauder, Almond-backed, Submarine, Sand and Sea, The Clown, The Ghost, Chequers, Triple Streak (Parasa sp.), Pin Cushion, Haemorrhoid, Bread Loaf, Jelly Bean (Chalcocelis and Belippa spp.), Tank (Prolimacodes, Demonarosa spp.), Ninja Turtle (Narosa sp.), Doormat (Thosea sp. and Cania sp.), Snickers (Mahanta sp.), Blue Stripe (Parasa sp.), Blueback (Cnidocampa (Monema) sp.), Jagged Little Pill (Darna sp.), Pink Lady, Canary, The Jester, Stool, Yellow Caboose, Zebra Crossing, Ox Tongue, Octopus, Outrigger, Inkblot, Blaze (Thosea sp.), Firecracker (Ceratonema sp.), Icicle, Optimus Prime, Claret, Cherry Ripple, Lavenderman (Parasa sp.), Cogwheel.

PERSONAL FAVOURITE: Limacodid Slug Caterpillars (Cup Moths, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

Water Snow Flat (Tagiades litigiosa, Hesperiidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Water Snow Flat (Tagiades litigiosa, Hesperiidae)

Water Snow Flat (Tagiades litigiosa, Hesperiidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)

The Lobster Moth is in itself an unremarkable fluffy Lepidopteran you might not look twice at. Its larvae however are widely regarded as the most bizarre of all caterpillars, with long thin jointed forelegs which are not only used outstretched in a defensive posture when alarmed but also giving this caterpillar extreme agility and alien-like mobility around its environment, and a grotesquely enlarged tail-end not dissimilar to that of a crustacean which can be elevated to assume numerous “artistic” poses.
See other images of the bizarre Lobster Moth Caterpillar in my photostream HERE.  
  

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)

The Lobster Moth is in itself an unremarkable fluffy Lepidopteran you might not look twice at. Its larvae however are widely regarded as the most bizarre of all caterpillars, with long thin jointed forelegs which are not only used outstretched in a defensive posture when alarmed but also giving this caterpillar extreme agility and alien-like mobility around its environment, and a grotesquely enlarged tail-end not dissimilar to that of a crustacean which can be elevated to assume numerous “artistic” poses.

See other images of the bizarre Lobster Moth Caterpillar in my photostream HERE.

Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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A pair of Constables (Dichorragia nesmachus, Pseudergolinae, Nymphalidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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A pair of Constables (Dichorragia nesmachus, Pseudergolinae, Nymphalidae)

Constables (Dichorragia nesmachus, Pseudergolinae, Nymphalidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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That inner glow that comes with the realisation that butterflies adore you……

…. even if it is just because you are hot, stinky and sweaty!
Male Mixed Punch (Dodona ouida, Riodinidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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That inner glow that comes with the realisation that butterflies adore you……

…. even if it is just because you are hot, stinky and sweaty!

Male Mixed Punch (Dodona ouida, Riodinidae)

Male Mixed Punch (Dodona ouida, Riodinidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Fourth Instar Caterpillar of the Tabby Butterfly (Pseudergolis wedah, Pseudergolinae, Nymphalidae) on Debregeasia


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Euteliid Moth Caterpillar (Phalga clarirena, Euteliinae, Euteliidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Euteliid Moth Caterpillar (Phalga clarirena, Euteliinae, Euteliidae)

Euteliid Moth Caterpillar (Phalga clarirena, Euteliinae, Euteliidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moths, males (Clelea cf. formosana, Procridinae, Zygaenidae) feed from cow dung


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moths, males (Clelea cf. formosana, Procridinae, Zygaenidae) feed from cow dung

Zygaenid Day-flying Moths, all males (Clelea cf. formosana, Procridinae, Zygaenidae) on cow dung

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Prominent Moth Caterpillar (Neopheosia fasciata, Notodontidae)

Prominent Moth (Neopheosia fasciata, Notodontidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Prominent Moth Caterpillar (Neopheosia fasciata, Notodontidae)

Prominent Moth Caterpillar (Neopheosia cf. fasciata, Notodontidae)

Prominent Moth (Neopheosia fasciata, Notodontidae)
Prominent Moth (Neopheosia fasciata, Notodontidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Female Green Duke (Euthalia sahadeva, Limenitidinae, Nymphalidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Female Green Duke (Euthalia sahadeva, Limenitidinae, Nymphalidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Limacodid Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae) 
Cup Moth (Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Limacodid Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae)

Cup Moth (Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae)
Limacodid Cup Moth (Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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