Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Lappet moth - Labedera proxima

Orden Lepidoptera
Familia Lasiocampidae
Lappet moth
27-04-13 © Cora Rimoldi

Ignacio discovered this caterpillar on a trunk of Sapium haematospermum when we got near it looking for a bird. The caterpillar passes unnoticed but the contrasting white coulour of the eggs, which practically "adorned" the whole of it, called our attention. These are ichneumonid wasps eggs