Euproctis (genus)

A Tussock Moth at QPRC LGA

Euproctis (genus) at QPRC LGA - 18 Nov 2023
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Identification history

Euproctis (genus) 20 Nov 2023 donhe
Euproctis (genus) 20 Nov 2023 ibaird
Euproctis baliolalis 20 Nov 2023 donhe
Unidentified 20 Nov 2023 MatthewFrawley

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donhe wrote:
   20 Nov 2023
Not really enough detail visible of the dorsal pattern to be sure. Please can you rear it in protective custody to get the adult moth for a more certain identification?
   20 Nov 2023
I saw it in the forest on Saturday and only took the photo, so won't be able to do as requested.
donhe wrote:
   21 Nov 2023
Please can you take a little plastic phial with you when you go out and about, in which to capture any larvae you encounter in order to take them into protective custody, 1 for protection ( the death rate of caterpillars in the wild is over 99%), and 2 for rearing to get an adult moth ( only 7% of moth species have known caterpillars) ?

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  • 18 Nov 2023 11:04 AM Recorded on
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  • Unknown Gender
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour
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