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Epicoma sp. (genus) (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Apr 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Apr 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Apr 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Apr 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Apr 2019

Identification history

Other moth Epicoma sp. (genus) 3 May 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 3 Apr 2019 Tim L

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Author's notes

Unsure if this is a moth or butterfly caterpillar. It was 7 mm in overall length and very active, with lots of side to side movements of the head end of the body as it moved up the wall. Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting.

1 comment

donhe wrote:
   4 May 2019
The only hairy butterfly caterpillar species are in Nymphalidae and have branched hairs.
The only moth caterpillars this hairy with a knob on the tail are in Lithosiini and Nolidae.
On a wall perhaps searching for algae is consistent with Lithosiini. From the colours, it could be an early instar of Cyana meyricki. Any chance of rearing it to get the adult moth?

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Apr 2019 1:54 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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