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Under leaf     Very well camouflaged under the leaves(I have used flash to make it look distinguishing in photograph) this is best mimicking caterpillar of Dakhan Baron species.. <br />
Look at the mid body part(white line) mimicking midrib of leaf and branches mimicking veins of leaf.. You will pass by them without knowing they are under these leaves..  Common Baron,D5200,Euthalia aconthea,Fall,Geotagged,IncredibleIndia,India,Maharashtra,Nikon,Nikon D5200,NikonD5200,Tamron,Thane,WildIndia,Wildlife,abhitap,jagtap Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Under leaf

Very well camouflaged under the leaves(I have used flash to make it look distinguishing in photograph) this is best mimicking caterpillar of Dakhan Baron species..
Look at the mid body part(white line) mimicking midrib of leaf and branches mimicking veins of leaf.. You will pass by them without knowing they are under these leaves..

    comments (6)

  1. Absolutely incredible! Even the white line on its body somewhat aligns with the leaf. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Exactly! :-) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Wonderful photo! That looks like one of the caterpillars that you would not want to touch. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Awesome! Posted 3 years ago
  4. This is so very similar to a Limacodidae cattie genus - Thosea
    Nice find. It didn't fool you with it's brilliant camouflage.
    Posted 3 years ago

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The Common Baron —often called simply baron—is a medium-sized nymphalid butterfly native to India and Southeast Asia. It flies with stiff wing beats and often glides. The wing is not flapped very far below the horizontal.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2015. Captured Oct 25, 2015 11:44 in Village Rd, Gowniwada, Owale, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400615, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/16.0
  • 3s
  • ISO100
  • 195mm