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Grey Count (Tanaecia lepidea, Nymphalidae)


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

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Grey Count (Tanaecia lepidea, Nymphalidae)

Grey Count (Tanaecia lepidea, Nymphalidae)

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

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Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)

Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)

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

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Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)


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

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Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)

Female Blue Imperial (Ticherra acte, Theclinae, Lycaenidae)

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

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Tiger Browns (Orinoma damaris, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Tiger Browns (Orinoma damaris, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Common Fivering (Ypthima baldus, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

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

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Common Fivering (Ypthima baldus, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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…..and some moreChinese Caterpillars






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…..and some more

Chinese Caterpillars

Moth Caterpillars

Common Map Butterfly Caterpillar (Cyrestis thyodamas, Nymphalidae)

Rajah Butterfly "Dragonhead" Caterpillar (Charaxes sp., Nymphalidae)

Late Instar Chalcosiine Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

Oleander Hawk Moth Caterpillar (Daphnis nerii, Sphingidae)

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Chinese Caterpillars






Click images to see identification (linked to their respective Flickr pages).
See others in the series of Chinese Caterpillars tumblr posts HERE. 

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Chinese Caterpillars

Moth Caterpillar

Chalcosiine Day-Flying Moth Caterpillar (Cyclosia sp., Zygaenidae)

Caterpillar

Moth Caterpillar

Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Calliteara horsfieldii, Lymantriinae, Erebidae)

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Sergeant Butterfly Caterpillar (Athyma sp., Nymphalidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Sergeant Butterfly Caterpillar (Athyma sp., Nymphalidae)

Sergeant Butterfly Caterpillar (Athyma sp., Nymphalidae)

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

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Bronze Duke (Euthalia nara, Nymphalidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Bronze Duke (Euthalia nara, Nymphalidae)

Bronze Duke (Euthalia nara, Nymphalidae)

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

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Male Mixed Punch (Dodona ouida, Riodinidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Male Mixed Punch (Dodona ouida, Riodinidae)

Male Mixed Punch (Dodona ouida, Riodinidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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A Pair of Lycaenid Butterfly Caterpillars (Lycaenidae) being tended to by their extended ant family

Many members of the butterfly family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Azures) have an unusual association with ants: they have specialized organs or glands that secrete substances that may attract, appease or reward ants. While not all lycaenid butterflies need ants, certain members of this family can only complete their life cycle in association with particular ant species. Each butterfly species is usually associated with a single ant species.
 
Associations between the ants and the lycaenid larvae range from mutually beneficial relationships, where the ants get fed in return for feeding and/or protecting the larvae (for example, from parasitic wasps and predatory flies), to relationships where the larvae actually prey upon the ants.
 
The precise nature of the relationship between the caterpillars and ants in this image will depend on the identification of the caterpillars, so I welcome suggestions…..

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

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A Pair of Lycaenid Butterfly Caterpillars (Lycaenidae) being tended to by their extended ant family

Many members of the butterfly family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Azures) have an unusual association with ants: they have specialized organs or glands that secrete substances that may attract, appease or reward ants. While not all lycaenid butterflies need ants, certain members of this family can only complete their life cycle in association with particular ant species. Each butterfly species is usually associated with a single ant species.

Associations between the ants and the lycaenid larvae range from mutually beneficial relationships, where the ants get fed in return for feeding and/or protecting the larvae (for example, from parasitic wasps and predatory flies), to relationships where the larvae actually prey upon the ants.

The precise nature of the relationship between the caterpillars and ants in this image will depend on the identification of the caterpillars, so I welcome suggestions…..

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

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"You have to think big to be big." **

A minute Jeweled Flower Mantis Nymph (Creobroter gemmatus, Hymenopodidae) appears to be having (and maybe is having) visions of grandeur of an Orange Punch (Dodona egeon, Riodinidae) as the meal-to-end-all-meals….

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

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**(Quote attributed to Claude M. Bristol (1891 - 1951), American Writer)

"You have to think big to be big." **

A minute Jeweled Flower Mantis Nymph (Creobroter gemmatus, Hymenopodidae) appears to be having (and maybe is having) visions of grandeur of an Orange Punch (Dodona egeon, Riodinidae) as the meal-to-end-all-meals….

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

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**(Quote attributed to Claude M. Bristol (1891 - 1951), American Writer)

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

The Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda) has distinct seasonal forms and a phenomenal range of individual variation in its wing patterns, even amongst individuals in a small range.
The many faces of Melanitis leda…..






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

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Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

The Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda) has distinct seasonal forms and a phenomenal range of individual variation in its wing patterns, even amongst individuals in a small range.

The many faces of Melanitis leda…..

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae)

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae), dry season form

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda, Satyrinae), dry season form

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Blue Admiral (Kaniska canace, Nymphalidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Blue Admiral (Kaniska canace, Nymphalidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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