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Male Scoliid Flower Wasp (Campsomeris sp., Scoliidae)


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

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Male Scoliid Flower Wasp (Campsomeris sp., Scoliidae)

Male Scoliid Flower Wasp (Campsomeris sp., Scoliidae)

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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Moth Caterpillar (Homodes sp., Catocalinae, Erebidae)


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

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Moth Caterpillar (Homodes sp., Catocalinae, Erebidae)

Moth Caterpillar (Homodes sp., Catocalinae, Erebidae)

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

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Soritia or Eterusia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Soritia or Eterusia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

Zygaenid Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Soritia or Eterusia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

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

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"We thank you for our rest and home and all things good. For wind and rain and sun above. But most of all for those fat juicy midges we love. Amen!"
Marsh Skimmer (Orthetrum luzonicum)

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

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"We thank you for our rest and home and all things good. For wind and rain and sun above. But most of all for those fat juicy midges we love. Amen!"

Marsh Skimmer (Orthetrum luzonicum)

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

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Spiny Leaf-Rolling Weevil (Paroplapoderus sp., Attelabidae)

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

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Spiny Leaf-Rolling Weevil (Paroplapoderus sp., Attelabidae)

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

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Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

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

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Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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A Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter gemmatus, Hymenopodidae) dines “with” a Blue Triangle (or Common Bluebottle) (Graphium sarpedon, Papilionidae).

As their name implies, the flower mantids wait on and around flowers to ambush their prey.

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

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Lynx Spider (Oxyopes sp., Oxyopidae) and egg sac

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Lynx Spider (Oxyopes sp., Oxyopidae) and egg sac

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Punchinello (Zemeros flegyas, Riodinidae)

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

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Punchinello (Zemeros flegyas, Riodinidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Katydid Nymph (Tettigoniidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Katydid Nymph (Tettigoniidae)

Katydid Nymph (Tettigoniidae)

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

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Common Cerulean (Jamides celeno, Lycaenidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Common Cerulean (Jamides celeno, Lycaenidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Mantis Nymph


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

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Mantis Nymph

Mantis Nymph crossing a road…..

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

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Cup Moth (Scopelodes sp., Limacodidae)


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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Cup Moth (Scopelodes sp., Limacodidae)

Cup Moth (Scopelodes sp., Limacodidae)

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

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Notodontid Moth Caterpillar (Notodontidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Notodontid Moth Caterpillar (Notodontidae)

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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