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A bizarre green caterpillar with yellow spots and numerous tufts of spikes.
Mark, now we have to find D. pingu :)
Cool, thank you Mr Ridgway.
Your welcome, MartinL....
Now I think it's D.oxleyi (and so does Kristi Ellingsen)
Thanks maplemoth and Mark Ridgeway, from all that time ago.
Three, very beautiful, caterpillar photos....a very beautiful, and a very colorful caterpillar....
That makes sense. I remember think the Tasmanians might be out of step on this when I was discussing it in Facebook Tas Insects forum.
Here is the full body. I had to change lenses to fit it in.http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/104... My ID of this one would indicate that the following site is also incorrect and these are all D. oxleyi. The final instar larvae completely lose their red markings of the younger larvae. https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoft... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/380...
Good. I was very confused when tracking down my pinguis moth. Can you do a full-body shot?
Mark, I followed the description of the butterflyhouse website; http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au... It shows this final instar to be identical with oxleyi but has no image for D. pinguis. As this is a final instar, I have kept it and should probably grow it out like I did for the mottled cupmoth last year. I suspect that the larva of zosterops on flikr is oxleyi too and D. pinguis is this one https://davesgarden.com/community/forums...
Lat: -37.49, Long: 144.59
Spotted on Nov 18, 2014 Submitted on Nov 18, 2014
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