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Helena gum moth caterpillar

Opodiphthera helena

Description:

Only 1 week old, these caterpillars hatched from the eggs laid by a Helena gum moth which was in distress and rescued by school children. They're eating several leaves a day, requiring a fresh load of leaves each day.

Habitat:

Gum trees in bush land. These caterpillars are being raised in a glass tank.

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Mr.Swift
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Mr.Swift

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2012
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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