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Orange Palm Dart Caterpillar -male

Cephrenes augiades

Description:

A 40 mm long caterpillar ( of a Dart butterfly) with a smooth, translucent greenish-blue body. A pair of yellow bean shaped sex organs can be seen through the skin in males (pic 1). The pale head had a dark "v" .

Habitat:

This caterpillar was a little lost but was placed on a palm in the garden. They feed on most palms especially Bangalow, cabbage Tree and Date palms.

Notes:

https://australianmuseum.net.au/orange-p...
Family: Hesperidae

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A nice looking caterpillar....

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 30, 2017
Submitted on Sep 30, 2017

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