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)
Species: G. thyrsis
Also check the blog White Caterpillar from Kollam