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Painted cupmoth

Doratifera oxleyi

Description:

Here is a new species of stinging slug-moth caterpillar. It has eight tufts of bristles but would not evert them for my camera.

Habitat:

On a eucalyptus leaf.

Notes:

We have seen two species more commonly last year, the mottled cupmoth and the four spotted cupmoth. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/187... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/888... This is my first sighting of this species. http://lifeunseen.com/index2_item_5060.p...

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28 Comments (1–25)

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you StephenSolomons

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Nice find

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Chaitanya
Thamnk MattA
They feed on gumleaves. The pupa looks like a cup
This species is the more scarce of several species.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/184...
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

Chaitanya
Chaitanya 7 years ago

That is awesome! Nature is great!!

MattAdams8128
MattAdams8128 7 years ago

What's it's habitat? x

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you vivianpoma
Thank you irina.pisaroglo.sf

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 7 years ago

awesome, wonderful !!

irina.pisaroglo.sf
irina.pisaroglo.sf 7 years ago

bvuvgv h g yg g ug

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you Jemma
Thank you wiisttisd
Thank you MariadB

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great spotting!

wiisttisd17
wiisttisd17 7 years ago

That is such an awesome catapillar . Coolest one I've ever seen, and I just love the colors!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Mark.
Thanks Jason.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Wow! Cool!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Mark, its the only one I've seen. It's very early compared to the mottled and four spotted cupmoths. The slug looks like a hybrid of those two.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fabulous. Still looking for these.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks NimahRahma

NimahRahma
NimahRahma 7 years ago

wow,,its so cuteee :3

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you for yr comment Staccyh

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Great photos, the colours are amazing!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you Stian Waaler

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Wow, that's amazing martinl..

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thank you bherath20

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow so beautiful....

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks patty

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 14, 2013
Submitted on Sep 14, 2013

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