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Pine Beauty Looper

Chlenias auctaria

Description:

Mottled looper catterpilar with lateral yellow stripe

Habitat:

Feeding on Swamp gum.

Notes:

This caterpillar is polyphagous, feeding on any of 17 different plants, including being a serious pest of the introduced pine, from which it gets its name. The survive very poorly on the pine host and this behavior is therefore puzzling.

No species ID suggestions

7 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

This caterpillar is polyphagous, feeding on any of 17 different plants, including being a serious pest of the introduced pine, from which it gets its name. The survive very poorly on the pine host and this behavior is therefore puzzling. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

found the ID of ths looper moth larva
http://lifeunseen.com/index2_item_3706.p...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Cool picture!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Yes, I never saw this larva before and want to grow it out to find its adult form. Happily for it, it escaped.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

You had a lot of spottings today! Fantastic!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

What wonderful ornate pattern your inch worm has.

catluver1139
catluver1139 7 years ago

Great shot!

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.81, Long: 145.23

Spotted on Nov 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 27, 2011

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