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Emperor gum moth (early larva)

Opodiphthera eucalypti


Black hairy first instar larva is the first or only hatching from this group of eggs.


Eucalyptus leaf from a sapling planted in suburban park.


Second instar can be seen here Final instar here

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MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Gilma. I've just seen these again on this link

Thank you, that it is great when one can follow the spottings like that.... Fantastic.

kadavoor 8 years ago

Cute info!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Good linking martinl.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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