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Unidentified at Suppressed - 8 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 8 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 8 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 8 Sep 2019

Identification history

Unidentified 8 Sep 2019 rawshorty

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Author's notes

No idea what this tiny thing is, i suspect a Caterpillar of some sort. In the Sydney gully region under a frond.

6 comments

michaelb wrote:
   9 Sep 2019
Moved to moth section to get their opinion....
donhe wrote:
   9 Sep 2019
Any chance of taking it into protective custody and rearing it to get an adult which we could identify?
donhe wrote:
   9 Sep 2019
I think the hairyness rules out about half of the 30 or so Australian Lepidoptera superfamilies, including the big ones
Gelechioidea, Geometroidea, Papillionoidea, and Pyraloidea,
but that still leaves about 5,000 possible species .
rawshorty wrote:
   10 Sep 2019
Not sure when i can get back there or if it would be still in the same spot. It was not moving at all so i thought it might be a safe day roost for this insect. If i can find it again what would i need to give it to eat?
donhe wrote:
   10 Sep 2019
You could offer it leaves off plants nearby, or failing that rose petals, or thin slices of apple, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/faqs/care.html
rawshorty wrote:
   10 Sep 2019
Thanks, will keep this in mind next time.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size (cm)
  • 8 Sep 2019 Recorded on
  • rawshorty Recorded by

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