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Pine beauty looper caterpillar

Chlenias auctaria


A green looper caterpillar with bright yellow stripes.


This was found on Acacia Or sometimes eucalyptus, or pine, or hakea, or boneseed.


This is a young one. The late instar is much larger and I saw one last season.

No species ID suggestions


MartinL 5 years ago

Yes it's in a park that I check often but they're hard to find again.
I could breed it out in captivity but the moth is rather boring.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Cool! Is he nearby to you? Will you be checking back on him?

MartinL 5 years ago

Thanks Bernadette. I'll keep this pic first because the better lighting shows clearer colors. I think they're the same species.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Wow, he's quite long! Love that last shot.

3078, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.01

Spotted on Sep 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012


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