Do Caterpillars feed on dung?
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

A number of Caterpillar species have been found feeding on the scats and droppings of Australian birds and mammals, including:


Aglossa pinguinalis

Blastobasis lignea

Monopis icterogastra

Monopis meliorella

Monopis monacha

Endrosis sarcitrella

Oxythecta acceptella

Oxythecta lygrosema

Scatochresis innumera

Scatochresis episema

Telanepsia stockeri

Trisyntopa euryspoda

Trisyntopa neossophila

Trisyntopa scatophaga


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(written 17 March 2015, updated 23 November 2018)