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Caterpillar of Purple Moonbeam, Common Moonbeam

Philiris innotatus synonym: Pseudodipsas evincalis

Description:

The Caterpillar feeds on the underside of a leaf, leaving the upper surface intact. This turns white in due course, which can be a handy guide to locating the Caterpillars. The Caterpillars are sometimes attended by ants of various species.

Habitat:

The larvae of this species feed on several species of Ficus particularly Ficus opposita, (sandpaper fig).

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9 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks pmbagga.. :)

pmbagga
pmbagga 9 years ago

Wonderful series :) Christiane

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks Mayra...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

:-)))!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Congratulations for you first ID of an AUSSIE!!! :))

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

So this might be my very first ID of an Australian genus ;-)...

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks bayucca.. I think it was a Philiris innotatus The larvae was feeding on Ficus opposita, (sandpaper fig).

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 24, 2012
Submitted on Feb 24, 2012

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