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1484Re: [Indianmoths] Life cycle of an UnID Moth

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  • Chitra Shanker
    28 Jan 7:23 am
      Hi Mr. Balakrishnan where in malappuram are you in. Recently visited University of calicut campus at malapuram. Just curious

      On Jan 19, 2008 6:15 PM, balakrishnan valappil <balakrishnan_valappil@...> wrote:

      Thank you both
      Mr.Ian Kitching and
      Mr Alka Vaidya
      for the kind response
      luckily I didnt touch it
      as I was aware of the danger!!!
      I am attaching another pic shot in september 2006
      the cats were found on the trunk of a guava tree near my house
      view fullscreen to see a tiny caterpillar,is it a young one?
      or somethingelse?????
      balakrishnan valappil

      Ian Kitching <i.kitching@...> wrote:

      Dear Balakrishnan,

      Your moth is a species of Lasiocampidae. I may be able to do better when I get back to work on Monday, unless someone else identifies it first. I hope you didn't touch the back spines hidden on the back of the caterpillar. These could have given you a very painful urticating rash. A really good defence.

      Best wishes,


      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: [ButterflyIndia] Life cycle of an UnID Moth
      Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 03:22:41 -0800 (PST)
      From: balakrishnan valappil <balakrishnan_valappil@... <mailto:balakrishnan_valappil%40yahoo.com> >

      *Image Information:*Born and brought up at my house in Malappuram Kerala
      The adult cat was wandering in search of a place for pupation kept iside
      a paper box pupated after two days and hatched on the 20 th day after
      pupation in the morning,though caterpillar is commonly seen that too in
      groups on guava tree trunks
      the moth is new to me
      *Species name :UnID
      Wingspan :cat size 3 to 3.5 inches in length
      Location : in KERALA
      Date : 03 dec to 25 dec 2007
      Photographer( s) :
      Additional Remarks :


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