Is this a larva?
|Copyright: Aida Ramos (heidi) (78)|
|Date Taken: 2007-03-13|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix S1|
|Exposure: f/12.4, 1/120 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-03-15 10:46|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Who can help me identifying this animal? I don't even know it name in portuguese...
But I find very interesting what it was doing: he was in a nettle leaf "sewing" it to close it.
Update: Now I know :) this animal name:
Caterpillar - English
Taturana - Brazilian Portuguese
Lagarta - Portuguese
Thanks for your help,
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- [2007-03-15 10:58]
Sorry i can't help about the true ID but i can say it's a caterpillar.An you caught it very well.Lighting,colors,details,sharpness and framing are excellent.Welcome on TN:)
You are right, this is a larva of Lepidoptera species (= catepillar). I believe this is some species of Nymphalidae but it should be confirm by any of colleagues specializing in butterflies :)
- [2007-03-15 11:14]
Very nice colors you have here. I liked the composition and the framing too. The black BG really suits the image.
- [2007-03-15 12:55]
I think this is a young caterpillar of the peacock butterfly
- Nymphalis io
- family: Nymphalidae
In the later stages, caterpillars of Nymphalis io are dark coloured, black with small white dots.
Best wishes, Peter
- [2007-03-15 19:40]
ótima captura desta "taturana".. :)
As cores estão ótimas e os detalhes estão igualmente bons...
I'd make it a caterpillar. Nice colours on it. I think you could safely lose some leaf in the compo... Tfs. Greets, Jay