Eggs and Lightroom Bugs

Probably Metanastria Moth Eggs

These clump of eggs belong to Lasiocampidae family of moth, most probably Metanastria species. The moths are commonly called Lappet moths. It was laid on the blackberry shrub in my garden. I photographed these in the month of February this year using Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM … Read moreEggs and Lightroom Bugs

Stitching Giant Lappet Caterpillar

Giant lappet caterpillar Lebeda sp.

Giant lappet caterpillar (Lebeda species) is a huge caterpillar belonging to Lasiocampidae family of moths, was resting on trunk of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) Tree. At 128 mm in length, it was massive compared to other species. It is pale greyish brown in color to make itself looks like a heap of dried vegetation waste. The … Read moreStitching Giant Lappet Caterpillar

Lappet Moth 3 – Gastropacha Species

Lappet moths are a very interesting group of moths. As we saw in the first part of this 3 part series called Lappet Moth – Trabala Species. We also noticed in the second part Trabala in Trouble. Now let us see the adult version of a species from this group. This fascinating moth resemble a … Read moreLappet Moth 3 – Gastropacha Species

Lappet Moth 2 – Trabala in Trouble

Parasitoid Wasp Pupae on Tarbala Caterpillar

In the last blog I explained about Trabala Species of Lappet Moths. Few days back I found another Trabala caterpillar. This one was infested with pupae of Parasitoid wasps all over its body. It was lethargic and was unable to move. In general though most people still use the term Parasitic Wasps. Technically speaking, they … Read moreLappet Moth 2 – Trabala in Trouble

Lappet Moth – Trabala Species

Trabala Caterpillar Defensive Pose

Last year I found this caterpillar of Trabala Species of Lappet moth at Mangalore. Lappet moth belongs to family of moths called Lasiocampidae. They are also known as eggars, snout moths. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and probably not all have been named or studied. Their common name snout moths comes from their unique … Read moreLappet Moth – Trabala Species

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