Evan Harris
evanharris@iprimus.com.au
Ipswich, Queensland,
Australia.

1 : Papilio aegeus,
PAPILIONIDAE.
2 : Papilio aegeus again,
PAPILIONIDAE.
3 : Papilio aegeus once more,
PAPILIONIDAE.
4 : "black grub" Caterpillar
hiding under Eucalyptus bark,
length about 2 cms.
probabably Oenosandra boisduvalii,
OENOSANDRIDAE.
5 : two more black grubs,
probabably Oenosandra boisduvalii,
OENOSANDRIDAE.
6 : another black grub,
probably Oenosandra boisduvalii,
OENOSANDRIDAE.
7 : male Anisozyga insperata,
GEOMETRIDAE.
8 : Metura elongatus,
PSYCHIDAE.
9 : Metura elongatus close up,
PSYCHIDAE.
10 : Metura elongatus once more,
PSYCHIDAE.
11 : probably Zonopetala clerota,
OECOPHORIDAE.
12 : Nyctemera secundiana,
ARCTIIDAE.
13 : probably Utetheisa pulchelloides,
ARCTIIDAE.
14 : probably Utetheisa pulchelloides again,
ARCTIIDAE.
15 : Hulodes caranea,
CATOCALINAE, NOCTUIDAE.
16 : probably Gastrina cristaria,
GEOMETRIDAE.
17 : probably Ochrogaster lunifer
THAUMETOPOEINAE, NOTODONTIDAE.
18 : probably Ochrogaster lunifer again,
THAUMETOPOEINAE, NOTODONTIDAE.
19 : probably Ochrogaster lunifer once more,
THAUMETOPOEINAE, NOTODONTIDAE.
20 : probably PYRALIDAE.
21 : probably NOCTUIDAE.
22 : probably Psilogramma menephron,
SPHINGIDAE.
23 : probably male Lophodes sinistraria,
GEOMETRIDAE.
24 : probably Notarcha aurolinealis,
PYRALIDAE.
25 : probably Syntherata janetta,
SATURNIIDAE.
26 : close up of eyespot on forewing of
number 25,
probably Syntherata janetta,
SATURNIIDAE.
27 : Euproctis lutea, LYMANTRIIDAE.
This Caterpillar (12mm long) wrapped itself in a pale tan silky shelter in a curled leaf. One notable characteristic of the grub was its defence stance. The end closer to the head bent downward at about 90 degrees from the forward tufts and it became quite rigid.
28 : Euproctis lutea, LYMANTRIIDAE.
Adult moth from Caterpillar #27 above.
29 : male Anisozyga insperata,
GEOMETRIDAE.
30 : Oenochroma vinaria
GEOMETRIDAE.
31 : wingspan about 5 cms.
probably NOCTUIDAE.
32 : Maliattha amorpha,
NOCTUIDAE.
33 : wingspan about 5 cms.
Gastrophora henricaria,
GEOMETRIDAE.
34 : Dasypodia cymatodes,
CATOCALINAE.
35 : probably GEOMETRIDAE.
36 : wingspan about 7 cms.
Oenochroma vinaria
GEOMETRIDAE.
37 : probably Gastrina cristaria,
GEOMETRIDAE.
38 : probably Spodoptera mauritia,
NOCTUIDAE.
39 : probably GEOMETRIDAE.
40 : wingspan about 12 mm.
probably Mythimna convecta,
NOCTUIDAE.
41 : probably Nearcha nullata,
GEOMETRIDAE.
42 : wingspan about 25 mm.
probably LYMANTRIIDAE.
43 : wingspan about 40 mm.
44 : wingspan about 90 mm.
Othreis fullonia,
CATOCALINAE.
45 : wingspan about 33 mm.
probably Ectropis species,
GEOMETRIDAE.
46 : wingspan about 35 mm.
Grammodes ocellata,
CATOCALINAE.
47 : wingspan about 25 mm.
48 : wingspan about 85 mm.
Dasypodia cymatodes,
CATOCALINAE.
49 : wingspan about 70 mm.
Asota plagiata,
AGANAIDAE.
50 : wingspan about 50 mm.
probably NOCTUIDAE.
51 : wingspan about 55 mm.
Cephonodes kingii,
SPHINGIDAE.
52 : wingspan about 50 mm.
Dysgonia latizona,
CATOCALINAE.
53 : wingspan about 80 mm.
Speiredonia spectans,
CATOCALINAE.
54 : wingspan about 80 mm.
Donuca rubropicta,
CATOCALINAE.
55 : length about 50 mm.
unidentified Caterpillar.
56 : length about 50 mm.
unidentified Caterpillar.
57 : unidentified moth.
58 : This guy was picked up on the ground
under some iron barks in a school yard
length about 8 cms
probably Anthela canescens,
ANTHELIDAE.
59 : #58 again,
probably Anthela canescens,
ANTHELIDAE.
60 : moth from caterpillar #58 above,
wingspan about 8 cms,
probably Anthela canescens,
ANTHELIDAE.
61 : moth from caterpillar #58 above again,
wingspan about 8 cms,
probably Anthela canescens,
ANTHELIDAE.
62 : caterpillar of Teia anartoides,
from LYMANTRIIDAE,
found on Cootamundra Wattle
63 : #62 above again.
64 : cocoon of caterpillar #62 and #63 above.
65 : unidentified caterpillar
probably from LYMANTRIIDAE
infected with wasp parasitoids which have emerged and formed cocoons.

(updated 27 December 2009)
Don Herbison-Evans