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Thread: Unusual Daphnis nerii cat

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    Default Unusual Daphnis nerii cat

    The larva of Daphnis nerii has been posted in various threads on several occasions. However, this is the rarer (I believe) brown form. Unfortunately, the cat died of a viral infection before pupation.

    The species was identified for me by Dr. Ian Kitching of the British Museum of Natural History,
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    I think that's the colour they change to right before pupation.
    The last time i had one, it turned from green to bright orange and brown, just like urs.
    Aaron Soh

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    Thanks Aaron. However, this larva was nowhere near pre-pupal stage. According to Dr. Kitching, this is a known, but rarish, colour variation, which is kept throughout its larval stage. The final moth, however, is quite normal.

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