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Colorful larva eating in a circle, Tatama National Park, Colombia Pretty funny sight. I suspect it is a larva and not a caterpillar as it was tiny: 1-2mm. It has a banded pattern of vibrant yellow and red. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Montezuma,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Colorful larva eating in a circle, Tatama National Park, Colombia

Pretty funny sight. I suspect it is a larva and not a caterpillar as it was tiny: 1-2mm. It has a banded pattern of vibrant yellow and red.

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  1. It lookss to me that this little larvae/ caterpilar ? Is not eating the plant but just cutting out a circle for what ever. Maybe the section of leaf will curl up and will be used as housing. Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
    1. Could very well be! I'm somewhat confused with the white hairs or legs in the back as to what it is. My gut feeling is that it's not a caterpillar, rather a larva. Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Jan 6, 2018. Captured Oct 18, 2017 08:41.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/7.1
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1600
  • 105mm