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    Default Is this a female Telicota linna?

    Raised from a caterpillar feeding on Panicum maximum.
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    The caterpillar (top) looks different from the T.besta (bottom) I raised previously. It has not black cap on its tail and the face marking is very small.

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    Thank you for the ID and Happy Chinese New Year!

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    Since you raised it on Panicum then it is the female T. augias.
    It can be hard to tell but the female T. augias is more orange & the underside of the body not so white as T. besta.

    TL Seow: CHeers & Happy New Year too.

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    Here's my shot of the same individual.

    cheers
    Jonathan
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    Yes this looks more like the female T. augias.

    The female T. besta for comparison.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OEM0FaXJUE..._female_01.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GqK3ID-7Ml...sta%2Bbina.jpg

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