I'd be interested to know the size of the larva; I've reared one sp. of HK Cerura from the 3rd from last instar onward, as depicted here: http://ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/Notodont/Cerura-priapus.html
That young instar was mostly bright green with brown markings. Unless there's a color variation among the larval forms, or unless the image in the first post is a 1st instar, I wonder if there's not more than a single species or maybe the larva is something else?作者:
hkmoths 時間: 2008-7-7 20:43
It is not beyond the realm of impossibility that a species of Neocerura also exists in Hong Kong.....
It took at 2006/10/21
Not sure how long......
about 12mm (without tail).作者:
dlmohn 時間: 2008-7-7 22:17 標題: Reply #15 貓魔鈴's post
That size would certainly increase the likelihood that the image is of a 1st instar. Since I haven't seen such an early form, I can't really offer much of an opinion. Do you remember what plant it was on? The leaf texture of Post #5 looks kind of like Homalium...作者:
貓魔鈴 時間: 2008-7-7 22:30 標題: 回覆 #16 dlmohn 的帖子
Sorry ~ I don't know what plant it was 作者:
loklok 時間: 2008-7-7 22:58
The genus Cerura (and its allies) were revised by Schintlmeister prior to the publication by him on the Notodontidae of Thailand (Moths of Thailand series). The taxon priapus was initially combined with a new genus Paracerura and then shortly after placed in another new genus, Kamalia, on the basis of internal morphology.
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