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


Chelepteryx chalepteryx

brown, pale stripes,
sparse sharp hairs,
eats Wattle leaves

Chelepteryx collesi

black and white bands,
yellow warts with
sharp barbed hairs,
eats Gum leaves

Austrocaligula engaea

black, red warts,
white hairs,
eats Mistletoe

Opodiphthera astrophela

black, green lines,
orange warts,
white hairs,
eats anything

Aglaosoma variegata

a coloured tussock the back of every segment


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(written 16 July 2020, updated 30 October 2020)