[Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun Oct 28 15:29:14 CDT 2012


Yes, well done that man! But next time John, if you have a decent suggestion, please don't undersell it!




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From: John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
To: taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Monday, 29 October 2012 1:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Animal on Syzygium

So at least it seems that I got the family right! John Grehan

On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Stephen Thorpe
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>wrote:

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