Search & Identify
Caterpillar Borers
in Australia
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Cactoblastis cactorum

reddish, black warts,
lives communally inside
phyllode of Prickly Pear cactus

Cochylis atricapitana

white, bores into stem of
Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)

Epiblema strenuana

white, bores into stem of
Feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus)

COSSIDAE

off-white or red
bores into treetrunks or the ground

HEPIALIDAE

off-white or red
bores into treetrunks or the ground

XYLORYCTIDAE

off-white
bores into branches

SESIIDAE

off-white
bores into branches


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(written 16 July 2020, updated 17 July 2020)