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Photo #10345: Deilephila elpenor


Deilephila elpenor

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Photo, and identified by: Masha Gill. Image without retouching at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2011-08-27 14:59:45, Moscow region, Noginsky district, 43km railway station, at the dry stream channel, on willow herbs.

Photographer's comment: Supposedly, Choerocampa porcellus. A caterpillar is of 8,5cm length. Disturbed, it pulls its head in and blows that part of the body which is patterned with "eye" spots.

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05.05.2014 18:23, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

31.08.2011 20:39, Peter Khramov

Moved to identified.

31.08.2011 20:23, Vasiliy Feoktistov This species is identified correctly.

31.08.2011 20:23, Vasiliy Feoktistov

This is not D.porcellus at all, but the very D.elpenor (horny caterpillar). There how it's possible to differ these two species:

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