Frequently Asked Questions
Don Herbison-Evans (
The questions we answer here are :
What is a Caterpillar?
Why use the difficult scientific names for species?
Can some Caterpillars spit venom?
Why are all these caterpillars invading my house??
What is the Caterpillar that is eating my plants?
How has this caterpillar stung me?
What is the difference between a moth and a butterfly?
Why are the antennae of moths and butterflies different?
Can one tell the difference between the Caterpillar of
a moth and that of a butterfly?
What is the biggest Australian butterfly/moth/caterpillar?
How do Caterpillars walk?
How many legs do Caterpillars have?
How many eyes do Caterpillars have?
How do Caterpillars breath?
Can Caterpillars hear?
Do Caterpillars drink?
Can moths and butterflies eat?
Do Caterpillars have sex?
What are butterfly and moth eggs like?
How do I tell a male from a female butterfly or moth?
How do I care for my Caterpillar?
Sometimes my Caterpillar wriggles almost frantically.
Is this normal?
What is the difference between a cocoon and a chrysalis?
When will the butterfly or moth emerge from its chrysalis?
My Caterpillar has spun a cocoon and is lying motionless
inside it. Is he dead?
How do I get rid of Caterpillar pests?
How long do Caterpillars live?
How long do butterflies and moths live?
My Caterpillar is arching back and staying motionless.
Is he alright?
How should I go about photographing and setting butterflies
Where have all the caterpillars and moths gone?
White grubs came out of my caterpillar or pupa,
and have formed cocoons or pupae. What is going on?
What should I plant to make a Butterfly Garden?
How can I identify a moth or butterfly?
Are any Australian Caterpillars carnivorous??
Why do Caterpillars spin silk??
Australian Butterflies and Moths on Australian Stamps
Australian Butterflies on Overseas Stamps
Australian Moths on Overseas Stamps
(updated 19 November 2012, 20 October 2013)