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Thread: Unidentified Moth cat - Pompelon marginata (ZYGAENIDAE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic
    How do one check if the caterpillar has been parasited?
    One of the symptoms - it just turns black and dies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic
    How do one check if the caterpillar has been parasited?
    Usually you will find white or brown colour cocoons/pupae sticking onto the body or on the 'ground' and the caterpillar turning black and smelly
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    What's the last picture? a bundle of cocoons residing inside a caterpillar body? the picture is abit too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic
    What's the last picture? a bundle of cocoons residing inside a caterpillar body? the picture is abit too small.
    These are cocoons that came out from the cat. The cat has fallen off the leaf.

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    Finally managed to breed the cat till pupation.

    - Pupa inside the cocoon


    - Just emerged. Notice part of the pupa case is outside the cocoon.

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