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J.M. Garg

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Oct 10, 2009, 9:30:04 AM10/10/09
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In South Goa along road side on 28/9/09.
I photographed it because of the insect on its leaves as seen clearly in one of the pictures (any guess about the insect also?).
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J.M. Garg

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Oct 10, 2009, 11:28:46 AM10/10/09
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A reply from Gauri ji:
"Hi,
It is either a ‘Nettle’ or a ‘Slug’ caterpillar.
Regards,
Gauri".
 
Thanks, Gauri ji- It appears so from link:
 
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Neil Soares

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Oct 10, 2009, 12:45:48 PM10/10/09
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Hi Mr.Garg,
  It is the caterpillar of the Baronet on a Khumbi [Careya arborea] sapling.
                                   Regards,
                                     Neil.

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Usha Desai

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Oct 11, 2009, 4:50:09 AM10/11/09
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Hi Mr.Garg and Neil,
this is stinging caterpillar of Moth[family Limacodidea] on Careya arborea[family Lecythiadaceae].Do not handle it.
 
Lecythiadaceae plants are not  known food plants of Baronet.
F.P.s of Baronet are from Ebonaceae or Dipterocarpaceae
and they are not colourful or stinging and one can handle it.
Usha

 

J.M. Garg

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Oct 11, 2009, 11:26:59 AM10/11/09
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Reply from Pravin Kawle ji:
"Hi, Gargji
It looks like Careya arborea
Marathi name Kumbhi,
Not sure
Thanks"

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J.M. Garg

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Oct 11, 2009, 11:27:53 AM10/11/09
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A reply from Yazdi ji:
"Dear Ms. Gauri ji,
could I know more about the Nettle or a slug caterpillar .I have seen
similar caterpillars mostly green in colour and it has a very bad
sting. A few of them could devour all the leaves on a small mango tree
within a day.
Regards
Yazdy."

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Usha Desai

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Oct 12, 2009, 1:08:27 AM10/12/09
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Yazdi ji
a stinging caterpillar is usually a moth caterpillar.
 
on mango one does see a similar green caterpillar with just a single yellow line[that of Common Baron butterfly] to merge with the midrib of the leaf..it camouflages well.But it is never stinging.The one you mentioned is stinging so it must be that of Limacotid moth.
cheers Usha
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