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Lasiocampidae (family) at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Lasiocampidae (family) at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Lasiocampidae (family) at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Lasiocampidae (family) at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Lasiocampidae (family) at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Lasiocampidae immature 21 Dec 2020 donhe
Lasiocampidae (family) 21 Dec 2020 ibaird
Lasiocampidae (family) 21 Dec 2020 GlennCocking
Lepidoptera sp. unclassified IMMATURE moth 20 Dec 2020 donhe
Unidentified 20 Dec 2020 HelenCross

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Author's notes

Added photos of cocoon

6 comments

donhe wrote:
   20 Dec 2020
A Lasicampidae species. Not many of the larvae are known in this family. Can you take it into protective custody and rear it to the adult moth for identification of the species ?
HelenCross wrote:
   20 Dec 2020
Hi Don, I'll see if I can find it again tomorrow
HelenCross wrote:
   21 Dec 2020
It was in the same spot today so I have it in captivity - hopefully it eats the eucalypt leaves I brought with it if it's hungry
HelenCross wrote:
   31 Dec 2020
Have had the caterpillar in a mesh bug house, and I found the cocoon in the leaf litter I collected with the caterpillar on 31 December 2020. I've added the photos of the cocoon to this record.
donhe wrote:
   31 Dec 2020
I hope you have the different caterpillars in separate enclosures ? Confusion is easy.
HelenCross wrote:
   31 Dec 2020
I didn't but it was obvious which caterpillar made which cocoon as there was a week long period before the second caterpillar made its cocoon. I'll separate them now to make sure I get the moths right.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2020 03:52 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalypt Associated plant
  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour

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