SINOBUG
Geometrid Moth (Fascellina plagiata, Ennominae, Geometridae)


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

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Geometrid Moth (Fascellina plagiata, Ennominae, Geometridae)

Geometrid Moth (Fascellina plagiata, Ennominae)

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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Footman Moth (Barsine orientalis, Lithosiini, Arctiinae, Erebidae)

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

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Footman Moth (Barsine orientalis, Lithosiini, Arctiinae, Erebidae)

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

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

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae)

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) "Optimus Prime"

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

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

Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)

The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.


They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.

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

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Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)

The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.

Dragonhead Caterpillar

They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.

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

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

Long-horned Orb-weaver Spider (Macracantha arcuata, Araneidae)


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

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Long-horned Orb-weaver Spider (Macracantha arcuata, Araneidae)

Long-horned Orb-weaver Spider (Macracantha arcuata, Araneidae)

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

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Nolid Moths (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

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

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Nolid Moths (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

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

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

Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)
(freshly eclosed at home from collected chrysalis)


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

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Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)
(freshly eclosed at home from collected chrysalis)

Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

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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Maternal Embrace

A female Lynx Spider (Hamadruas sp., Oxyopidae) leaves nothing to chance when it comes to the safety of her egg sac.


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

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Maternal Embrace

A female Lynx Spider (Hamadruas sp., Oxyopidae) leaves nothing to chance when it comes to the safety of her egg sac.

Lynx Spider (Hamadruas sp., Oxyopidae), female

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

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Nolid Moth (Tyana marina, Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

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

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Nolid Moth (Tyana marina, Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

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

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

Amorous Assassins
Assassin Bugs (Velinus annulatus, Reduviidae)


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

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Amorous Assassins

Assassin Bugs (Velinus annulatus, Reduviidae)

Assassin Bug (Velinus annulatus, Reduviidae)

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

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Praying Mantis (Tenodera sp., Mantidae)

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

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Praying Mantis (Tenodera sp., Mantidae)

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

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Man-faced Shield Bug (Catacanthus incarnatus, Pentatomidae)

These large true bugs occur in four bright colour morphs: red, orange, yellow and cream with dark eye spots on their and/or forewings, advertising their noxious taste and also perhaps functioning as eyespots to mislead predators. Overall, the spotted pattern resembles a man’s face when one views the bug oriented with the head downwards (I can see you tilting your head).

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

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

Man-faced Shield Bug (Catacanthus incarnatus, Pentatomidae)

These large true bugs occur in four bright colour morphs: red, orange, yellow and cream with dark eye spots on their and/or forewings, advertising their noxious taste and also perhaps functioning as eyespots to mislead predators. Overall, the spotted pattern resembles a man’s face when one views the bug oriented with the head downwards (I can see you tilting your head).

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

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

Geometrid Moth (Ennominae, Geometridae)

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

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

Geometrid Moth (Ennominae, Geometridae)

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

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