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Unidentified at Suppressed - 28 Nov 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 28 Nov 2018

Identification history

Unidentified 28 Nov 2018 JackieMiles

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Just guessing, could be a butterfly larva. On acacia foliage.


KerriLee wrote:
   28 Nov 2018
A moth, I think. The red dorsal glands on abdominal segments 6 & 7 and the long 'hair pencils' on the head suggest family Lymantriidae.
   29 Nov 2018
Yep, does look similar to the Lymantridae larvae on the butterfly house site, but not the same as any of the ones depicted, alas. Guess I could have brought it home, since our place is awash with Acacias and I'd have had no trouble feeding it, but haven't quite got to that stage yet.
KerriLee wrote:
   29 Nov 2018
ah, there's always next time Jackie! Our hawkmoth caterpillar has constructed a shelter on the floor of the glass tank we have had it in for 10 days now, and so is sure to be pupating soon. Then we just wait ...

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