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  Common Castor caterpillars on Castor Oil Plant

 

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Common Castor caterpillars feed almost exclusively on the leaves of the Castor Oil Plant, the plant from which the butterfly got its name. The larvae are green with bristly spikes and a yellowish line along the back, which is flanked by dark lines in more mature individuals that are nearing pupation.

 

Although the leaves of this specific plant were almost completely consumed by the young insects, the presence of a nearby Common Castor butterfly indeed facilitated identification of both the plant and the caterpillars. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

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  Common Castor caterpillars on Castor Oil Plant