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Nacophorini larva

Capusa cuclloides

Description:

About 50mm long, pink/purple and semi translucent.
Claspers and only one pair of pro-legs typical of geometrids.
They always hide their face...
...returned on 4-Oct to get the face.

Habitat:

Found on a native pea plant (Fabaceae) in a local nature and sports reserve.

Notes:

These caterpillars start life in a bright green color with yellow spots, turning through bright yellow with dark spots to pink then darker red just before pupation.
They can also feed on eucalypus and pine.
The adult moth is quite plain by comparison.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

muy hermoso....

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Awesome.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.29

Spotted on Oct 1, 2017
Submitted on Oct 1, 2017

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