Larvae #5.

Some pictures now of Geometrid larvae, first Capusa senilis.

Capusa stenophara, photographed as found in the box/ironbark bush.

Ectropis bispinaria.

Chlenias banksiaria group.

A short sequence showing it looping along.

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To be continued.

Larvae #4.

One of the largest Victorian moths, the Batwing Moth, Chelepteryx collesi, (Anthelidae) also has very large larvae. In the garden they have been found sheltering during the day on Red Gum and Angophora trunks.



Larvae of another Anthelid, the Eye-spot Anthelid, Anthela ocellata show up occasionally, wandering to some unknown destination. Click following pictures to enlarge.

Larvae of the Tree Lucerne Moth , Uresiphita ornithopteralis, (Crambidae) have a liking for pea-flowered plants, and broods of caterpillars can strip their host plants. This individual was photographed in a garden where it was helping to do just that.

The larva of the Gumleaf Skeletoniser, Uraba Lugens, (Nolinae) is known as a hatted caterpillar, as it retains the moulted head skins as it grows.

To be continued.