Horned Caterpillar: A larva of Melanitis leda

These pictures were taken by me in my yard this afternoon. A caterpillar with two thorny horns feeds on grass.

This is a larva of Melanitis leda, also commonly called the common evening brown, a butterfly species classified in the family Nymphalidae.

The larva is bright green with black horns and a face. This is in stark contrast to the brown adult butterfly after going through the metamorphosis phase.

I observed that the larvae feed very voraciously. It is able to gnaw a blade of grass in a fairly short time.

img_20211112_174119_1.jpg

img_20211112_174121.jpg

img_20211112_174116.jpg

img_20211112_174314.jpg

img_20211112_174403.jpg

img_20211112_174436.jpg

img_20211112_174007_1.jpg

img_20211112_173941.jpg

img_20211112_175219_1.jpg

img_20211112_175239.jpg

img_20211112_175156.jpg

img_20211112_175129.jpg

Below you can see how the butterfly goes through metamorphosis phases.

Source

CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC
LensExternal Extreme Macro 25mm
CategoryAnimal Photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationLhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia
--
Sort:  


The rewards earned on this comment will go directly to the person sharing the post on Twitter as long as they are registered with @poshtoken. Sign up at https://hiveposh.com.

Thank you for sharing this amazing post on HIVE!
  • Your content got selected by our fellow curator @priyanarc & you just received a little thank you via an upvote from our non-profit curation initiative!

  • You will be featured in one of our recurring curation compilations and on our pinterest boards! Both are aiming to offer you a stage to widen your audience within and outside of the DIY scene of hive.

Join the official DIYHub community on HIVE and show us more of your amazing work and feel free to connect with us and other DIYers via our discord server: https://discord.gg/mY5uCfQ !

If you want to support our goal to motivate other DIY/art/music/homesteading/... creators just delegate to us and earn 100% of your curation rewards!

Stay creative & hive on!

excelente trabajo amigo muy buenas fotografías lo felicito.