Location: Baguio City, Philippines, Southeast Asia
October 12, 2011 1:33 am
Hi bugman. I live in the Philippines and I have encountered this alien-like insect with its upper body being an ant and the lower end is a caterpillar’s. It’s less than an inch long and I got it from a guava tree. Could you please identify this one?
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The very distinctive Lobster Caterpillar, Stauropus fagi, is a morphologically unusual caterpillar that doesn’t resemble any other members of the Prominent Moth family. The species ranges across Eurasia from England to China. This is a young instar that will molt several times, growing after each molt, until it eventually pupates and emerges as an adult moth.
Wow. Thanks a lot for the info, sir… I appreciate it.