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An odd mimetic larva with leafy flanges on each segment.
Found on a young eucalyptus sapling on a roadside easement.
Thanks Leuba.We were not even sure that it was a moth, at first.
What a great find Martin !
Thanks Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-NormanYes it had me confused for a while too.
Amazing and confusing!! I would have never thought it would be a Moth Larva... : o
Yes, SukanyaDatta its a pretty good mimic. I think there is no similar related caterpillar.
I mistook it for a liver fluke at first glance (first photo) What mimicry. It really looks like a torn bit of dry leaf.
Seems that it is a moth after all.The lepidopteran claspers had me unsure of the beetle designation.Thanks to Ken Walker for IDAnisozyga sp. possibly A. metaspilahttp://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au... http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations...
Indeed must be Lampyridae ;)
Hmmm.. Well spotted injica. That would be close to firefly beetles. The bark beetle also has a similar tip, and 'blocky' segments .http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1058946003
is not a caterpillar is Coleoptera or sth similar larvae (6 legs!) look the ending
And amazing spotting too.
Amazing cat, Martin.
Spotted on Mar 16, 2015 Submitted on Mar 17, 2015
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