SINOBUG
Geometrid Moth (Ennominae, Geometridae)

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

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Geometrid Moth (Ennominae, Geometridae)

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

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Awl Caterpillar (Hasora sp., Coeliadinae, Hesperiidae)


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

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Awl Caterpillar (Hasora sp., Coeliadinae, Hesperiidae)

Skipper Caterpillar (Hasora sp., Coeliadinae, Hesperiidae)

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

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moth (Corma zelica, Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

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

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moth (Corma zelica, Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

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

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THE VIEW FROM ABOVE" series on Flickr by itchydogimages/SINOBUG
- a collection of caterpillar images captured from the bird’s eye view
(Pu’er, Yunnan, China)

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

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Male Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni, Lycaenidae)

When I first photographed one of these little butterflies just over a year ago, it was the first record of the species (in fact the entire genus) occurring in China. They are official residents of neighboring Myanmar, Laos and nearby Thailand, so it is not surprising that they have bypassed visa protocols and crossed these borders.


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

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Male Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni, Lycaenidae)

When I first photographed one of these little butterflies just over a year ago, it was the first record of the species (in fact the entire genus) occurring in China. They are official residents of neighboring Myanmar, Laos and nearby Thailand, so it is not surprising that they have bypassed visa protocols and crossed these borders.

Male Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni, Lycaenidae)

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

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Arctiine Moth (Agylla remelana, Lithosiini, Arctiinae, Erebidae), male
male (left) and  female (right) 

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

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Arctiine Moth (Agylla remelana, Lithosiini, Arctiinae, Erebidae), male

male (left) and female (right)
Arctiid Moth (Agylla remelana, Arctiinae), male Arctiid Moth (Agylla remelana, Arctiinae), female

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

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Epiplemiine Moth (Dysaethria sp., Epipleminae, Uraniidae)


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

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Epiplemiine Moth (Dysaethria sp., Epipleminae, Uraniidae)

Epiplemiine Moth (Dysaethria sp., Epipleminae, Uraniidae)

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

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Buff Tip Moth (Phalera angustipennis, Phalerinae, Notodontidae)


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

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Buff Tip Moth (Phalera angustipennis, Phalerinae, Notodontidae)

Buff Tip (Phalera angustipennis, Notodontidae)

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

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Geometrid Moths (Chrysocraspeda sp., Sterrhinae, Geometridae)

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

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Geometrid Moths (Chrysocraspeda sp., Sterrhinae, Geometridae)

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

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Straight-banded Treebrown (Lethe verma, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)


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

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Straight-banded Treebrown (Lethe verma, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

Straight-banded Treebrown (Lethe verma, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

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

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Crepuscular Hawk Moth (Nephele hespera, Macroglossinae, Sphingidae)


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

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Crepuscular Hawk Moth (Nephele hespera, Macroglossinae, Sphingidae)

Crepuscular Hawk Moth (Nephele hespera, Macroglossinae, Sphingidae)

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

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Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae)

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

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Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)


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

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Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Nolidae)

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

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Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Lymantriinae, Erebidae)

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

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Life Stages of the Great Mormon Butterfly Caterpillar (Papilio memnon, Papilionidae)

(click on images for descriptions in captions)

In its first four instars, the Great Mormon caterpillars look like bird droppings as they rest on the leaves. The resemblance in the 3rd and 4th instars are stronger with the body also assuming a slimy appearance. As in the case of all Swallowtail butterflies, the Great Mormon caterpillars in all instars possess a fleshy organ called the osmeterium in the prothoracic segment. Usually hidden, the osmeterium can be everted to emit a foul-smelling secretion when the caterpillar is threatened.
The fifth and final instar caterpillar is dramatically different, bearing snake-eye like eyespots as a defensive strategy against potential predators.

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

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