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 birds and mammals, including:

  • 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
  • Aglossa pinguinalis
  • Link to
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    (written 17 March 2015)