[Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Oct 27 20:57:39 CDT 2012


Finally found a pic with a binomial: Belippa horrida
http://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogimages/6486627547/


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From: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
To: Ken Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com>; "calabar.john at gmail.com" <calabar.john at gmail.com>; Pudji Widodo <pudjiwi at yahoo.com> 
Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Sunday, 28 October 2012 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium


Yes, most of them have some sort of surface texture, but it is probably this one (or very similar), the gelatin slug caterpillar:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogimages/8034454095/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogimages/6304739041/



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From: Ken Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com>
To: calabar.john at gmail.com; Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> 
Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Sunday, 28 October 2012 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium


Hi John and Stephen, 

              Actually I think that a limacodid larva is a good suggestion.  Seems appropriate for this thread.  

                               -------------------Ken

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> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:30:53 -0400
> From: calabar.john at gmail.com
> To: stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
> CC: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> 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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