The larvae of Melanitis phedima, the dark evening brown, have a black or dark brown head in the early stage, which becomes more colorful over time. When the larvae are 30-40 days old, thin black
stripes appear. However, there can be variations among individuals. These images, entitled Changing Faces, show changes in the coloring of the head over time . The paired processes look like rabbit ears! These larvae feed on silver grass, bristle grass and swamp millet. When visiting mountainous areas, keep an eye out for these larvae with lovely faces.
2019.07.13 - 2020.02.16