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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Common Emigrant Caterpillar

These are the caterpillars of Common Emigrant Butterfly, which is a very busy flier and is a very common one in Kerala throughout the year.

Common Emigrant Caterpillar


Common Emigrant Caterpillar


In one sense it is very beautiful but in another sense, it is a bit disturbing – it eats up the leaves of plants in the farms causing it to dry up. It mainly grows on the leaves of vegetables. At first when I saw these, I didn’t know which butterfly this was, but this Common Emigrant butterflies were flying there in large numbers, so I confirmed. 

Common Emigrant Caterpillar

Species: Catopsilia Pomona 

 
Next post will also be related to this. I will soon come with some interesting shots of the butterfly.

6 comments:

  1. i'd imagine it can be quite a pest to farmers...

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  2. dat heeft toch zeker wel met het klimaat te maken.

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  3. They look very pretty and their top look alike jackfruit spikes.

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  4. I never care about creepy crawlies. But through your camera, they look nice... Hate the way they leave the garden, though.

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  5. beautiful creation by nature... looks nice

    thanks

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  6. He's so chubby!!Looks as though hes eaten it's fill of vegetable leaves!! Good capture!

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