Thursday, September 8, 2011

Giant Red Eye Butterfly (Gangara thyrsis thyrsis)

Location : Thuckalai, Tamilnadu

23-01-2011 – Caterpillar from coconut tree leaf. Grayish white in colour covered with white powdery hairs. Edges of the leaf is pasted together and stay inside it. For a little disturbance the pupa shivering with sounds (the sound is due to the hitting of the pupa against the leaf)
 The leaf is folded in such a way that if rain comes no water can enter inside the cover

Host Plant : Coconut tree (Cocos nucifera)

24-01-2011 – The leaf roll opened.

27-01-2011 – Emerged out
It is “Giant Red Eye” (Gangara thyrsis thyrsis)

Kingdom:      Animalia
Phylum:          Arthropoda
Class:            Insecta
Order:            Lepidoptera
Family:           Hesperiidae
Genus:           Gangara
Species:        G. thyrsis
Also check the blog White Caterpillar from Kollam

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