[Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Oct 27 17:48:14 CDT 2012


Sounds to me John, like you are mixing up two recent threads, i.e. the current one, and my recent one on the orchid "insect" ...



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 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium


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!! :)
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>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 
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>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. 
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>John Grehan
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>On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
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>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 ...
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>>Stephen
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>>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
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>>----- 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
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>>Dear Taxacomers,
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>>I try again to send you the image via the following link:
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>>http://pudji.widodo.blog.unsoed.ac.id/2012/10/27/animal-on-syzygium/
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>>I hope it works and you could help me identify the blue animal on a Syzygium
>>leaf. Thank you.
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>>With Regards,
>>Pudji Widodo
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>Adam.
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