[Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 17:45:41 CDT 2012


Well, I lost the previous emails or I would have checked back. I was
intrigued that with all the expertise on the list that the problem seemed
intractable. Anyway, apologies for my gratuitous contribution.

John Grehan

On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Stephen Thorpe
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>wrote:

> Thanks John, for offering us an opinion based, as you say, on absolutely
> no expertise, and without paying much attention to the thread!! :)
>
>   *From:* John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
> *To:* Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> *Cc:* Adam Cotton <adamcot at cscoms.com>; "Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <
> Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> *Sent:* Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:30 AM
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium
>
> I haven't followed this discussion all that closely, but with the extended
> discussion I took a look at the image and my first impression was that
> there was a lack of detail. Pity the ventral side was not visible. I
> wondered whether it might be some kind of limacodid. But that's based on
> absolutely no expertise.
>
> John Grehan
>
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Stephen Thorpe <
> stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
>
> Yes, assuming it is an insect, it is either a lycaenid larva or a
> tenthredinid larva (like the "cherry slug")
> Just a warning though, I just received a spam email from the sender of
> that photo ...
>
> Stephen
>
> From: Adam Cotton <adamcot at cscoms.com>
> To: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Sent: Sunday, 28 October 2012 2:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pudji Widodo" <pudjiwi at yahoo.com>
> To: <Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:08 AM
> Subject: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium
>
>
> Dear Taxacomers,
>
> I try again to send you the image via the following link:
>
> http://pudji.widodo.blog.unsoed.ac.id/2012/10/27/animal-on-syzygium/
>
> I hope it works and you could help me identify the blue animal on a
> Syzygium
> leaf. Thank you.
>
> With Regards,
> Pudji Widodo
> >
> >
> >
>
> It looks similar to some Lycaenid (Lepidoptera) larvae. It appears to have
> eaten part of the leaf to its left. There is no indication of size in the
> photo, so it is difficult to be certain.
>
> A quick Google search of "Syzygium Lycaenidae" reveals several records of
> Lycaenids feeding on that plant genus, so I would assume my suggestion is
> at
> least likely.
>
> Adam.
>
>
>
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