The balcony observer's 108th report- Mottled emigrant butterfly (Catopsilia pyranthe) 水青粉蝶 (1/6)

by Tsao T-F November. 13, 2018 333 views

[幼蟲](caterpillar)

A caterpillar of the mottled emigrant butterfly (Catopsilia pyranthe) on a leaf of a golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan.
陽台阿勃勒的葉子上,一隻水青粉蝶(細波遷粉蝶)的幼蟲在休息,旁邊幾隻螞蟻來來去去,好像互不影響

A caterpillar of the mottled emigrant butterfly (Catopsilia pyranthe) on a leaf of a golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. 陽台阿勃勒的葉子上,一隻水青粉蝶(細波遷粉蝶)的幼蟲在休息,旁邊幾隻螞蟻來來去去,好像互不影響

其實不是蝴蝶媽媽來我陽台下蛋孵出的,而是我在路邊阿勃勒行道樹上發現牠,想,剛好家裡有種阿勃勒(養很多年都不開花),就帶牠回家了

其實不是蝴蝶媽媽來我陽台下蛋孵出的,而是我在路邊阿勃勒行道樹上發現牠,想,剛好家裡有種阿勃勒(養很多年都不開花),就帶牠回家了

A stacked white-yellow line and a row of larger black tubercles above on the 5th instar caterillar.
綠色的終齡(五齡)幼蟲身上密布黑色斑點,側緣有一條黃白色的縱帶,縱帶上緣有一列具光澤的藍黑色瘤點

A stacked white-yellow line and a row of larger black tubercles above on the 5th instar caterillar. 綠色的終齡(五齡)幼蟲身上密布黑色斑點,側緣有一條黃白色的縱帶,縱帶上緣有一列具光澤的藍黑色瘤點

食量不小,一不注意,就把葉子吃到剩中央葉脈

食量不小,一不注意,就把葉子吃到剩中央葉脈

The lateral view of the 5th instar caterillar shows 8 legs on its left hand side.
側面看,8對腳(3對細前腳,5對粗後腳,1對尾腳)當中的左側8隻腳成一字排開,一覽無遺

The lateral view of the 5th instar caterillar shows 8 legs on its left hand side. 側面看,8對腳(3對細前腳,5對粗後腳,1對尾腳)當中的左側8隻腳成一字排開,一覽無遺

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

Your balcony seems to be a paradise for caterpillars, Tsao! smile

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Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

Yes, it is! Thank you!

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