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Geometrid caterpillar

Arhodia lasiocamparia

Description:

A fairly solid caterpillar about 35mm long; looper type? four rear prolegs; plain pale tan colouring with some banded textures.

Habitat:

Exploring the leaves of 'Bear's breeches' (Acanthus mollis) in suburban back yard... not sure if it was eating the stuff though.

Notes:

This species should be feeding on Eucalyptus... ?? And martinl found one on acacia http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/829...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks Martin... not sure about them being eucalyptus specialists though... your is on acacia

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 31, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

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