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Ninja Turtle Is In The House?

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Lime swallowtail caterpillar

No, he’s not one of the ninja turtles. It’s a caterpillar, eating on a lime leaf. ¬†ūüôā

It will soon become a  lime swallowtail butterfly. It has no tail unlike most swallowtail butterflies.

Papilio demoleus
Papilio demoleus caterpillar.

The caterpillar’s length was about four to five centimeter and it consumed a lot of lime leaves. The poop was rounded and black.

Location: Toril/ Habitat: Garden/ Family: Papilionidae/ Species: Papilio demoleus

Trilobite Beetle

Trilobite Beetle
Trilobite Beetle

It was raining  when I spotted this creature (Duliticola sp.) in the mountain of Samal Island. Found it on a damp rotten log moving very slow. Flat-bodied, scales that were larger from the head getting smaller on the tail end,  with three pairs of legs, just not seen in the photo. This is a female trilobite larva and  it will continue to be in its larval form throughout its life. Only male morph to adult stage, smaller  in size and  having the look of a net-winged beetle.

Trilobite Bettle

Location: Samal Island/ Order: Coleoptera/ Family: Lycidae/ Species: Duliticola sp.