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Unidentified at Suppressed - 6 Dec 2017

Identification history

Unidentified 9 Dec 2017 Christine

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Author's notes

Tiny organism also found in bucket of water after recent rain.

6 comments

donhe wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Did you get it out and count the legs? I think that is possibly a very interesting caterpillar that fell out of a nearby tree. You should rear it to find out what it turns into.
donhe wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Legs are diagnostic, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/faqs/legs.html
Christine wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Haha!
donhe wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
No really: I think it is related to one I found
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/query/queryj.html
but died while I tried to rear it.
Christine wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Don, the "haha" was because a. it was more than a week since i had found the creature floating in a bucket of water (probably already dead), and b. I wouldn't know the first thing about trying to rear it.
But thank you for your comments and links
donhe wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Rearing caterpillars is simple: kids do it all the time, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/faqs/care.html
and is an activity where amateurs can make a difference,
really benefiting ecology, as so few larvae are known,
and most professional entomologists only work on pest species.

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