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26 Oct 2014: Caterpillar body length 17mm, with characteristic feathery paddles which sheltered its head at rest. At rest it was curled up (pic 1). The caterpillar looked like dried debris on the leaf. Its white 'saddle' is what caught my eye. I reared it and on the 14 Nov 2014 this is what emerged. The moth looked like a brown leaf with a mid-vein. Moth body length 7mm. Wingspan 15mm.
Found on Macroptilium atropurpureum. In grassland at Silver Crescent Park, Clifton Beach QLD
Lat: -16.76, Long: 145.67
Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Nov 14, 2014
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