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Tri Coloured Tiger Larvae

Rhodogastria amasis


The 'Wolly Bear' catapilar is the fluffy long haired larva of the Tri Tri Couloured Tiger Moth. The long ginger and black hairs all originate from black bead like structures along the body.


Feeding on a vast array of vegitation types, Wolly bear catapilars are common residents in gardens where they may become pests. But they can be found an a wide array of soft leafed plants, especially trees.


This is our first Moth Week upload and as it is still winter here moths are few and far between. we will endovour to find more

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Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Hi DanielePralong,

Many thanks for the tip. I thought this may be the case as it was always like this in the books and web pages. I will update. :)

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks again for trying hard in your winter Michael!

One little tip: in binomial nomenclature, the species name is spelled without a capital first letter. So here you have Rhodogastria amasis :-)

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Thank you maplemoth662. I like the tubular pink feet in the middle. :)

maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Michael Strydom
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Michael Strydom

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 24, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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