Some photos of Caterpillars in ARCTIIDAE in Australia
Footmen, Woolly Bears, Tigers, Ermines, Wasp Moths
NOCTUOIDEA
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

ARCTIIDAE

eggs
  
ARCTIIDAE

pupae
  
ARCTIIDAE

moths
  
ARCTIIDAE

undersides

The Caterpillars of the ARCTIIDAE are mostly covered uniformly in dark hairs, which gives them the name "Woolly Bears". The hairs can cause Urticaria in sensitive people. The Caterpillars typically feed and move about during the daytime. Characteristically, if disturbed, they roll into a tight spiral with the head in the centre.

ARCTIINAE


Aloa marginata


Nyctemera amicus


Nyctemera secundiana


Phaos aglaophara


Spilosoma canescens


Spilosoma curvata


Spilosoma glatignyi


Tyria jacobaeae


Utetheisa lotrix


Utetheisa pulchelloides

CTENUCHINAE


Amata annulata

LITHOSIINAE


Anestia ombrophanes


Anestia semiochrea


Asura cervicalis


Asura lydia


Asura polyspila


Brunia replana


Castulo doubledayi


Cyana meyricki


Eutane terminalis


Halone consolatrix


Halone sinuata


Hectobrocha pentacyma


Lyclene reticulata


Palaeosia bicosta


Schistophleps albida


Termessa nivosa


Termessa shepherdi


Tigrioides alterna

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(updated 12 June 2014, 14 May 2018)