Morwell National Park, Victoria, Australia
Lepidoptera photos :
possibly Oenochroma species
photographed on Hakea species
(probably Hakea lissosperma)
in Tasmania, 30 January 1982
possibly Scioglyptis species
photographed at Churchill, Victoria, 9 March 2002.
live moth, length 1.5 cms,|
photographed on a stem of Carex appressa,
Morwell National Park, 4 November 2001
Agrius convolvuli ,
on Morning glory Ipomoea indica|
in Churchill, Victoria, 27 December 1989.
Agrius convolvuli ,
also on Ipomoea indica
photographed in Churchill, Victoria, 26 March 1989,|
|5 :||Cruria donowani , photographed in Sydney, 19 January 1988.|
|6 :||Fodina ostorius , photographed at the Den of Nargun Reserve on the MacAlister River, Victoria, 13 January 2001.|
|7 :||male Iropoca rotundata , photographed in the Victorian Alps, 5 November 1994.|
|8 :||Persectania ewingii , photographed on the Bogong High Plains, 8 November 1998.|
|9 :||Tipanaea patulella , photographed in a salt marsh in the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, 20 November 1993.|
|10 :||Trictena atripalpis , photographed in Churchill on 4 May 1993.|
I came home from a walk in
Morwell National Park on
8th April 2002 and found the caterpillar on the back of my neck.
Its hairs were somewhat irritating.
I had no idea what plant it was on, but the trees
where I had been walking were mostly Eucalypts and Blackwoods.
I placed it in a jar with some Eucalypt leaves and
some Blackwood leaves.
It accepted the Blackwood ( Acacia melanoxylum ) leaves.
I kept it supplied with leaves for 3-4 weeks,
which it ate regularly.
The caterpillar grew to about 4 to 5 cm long.
It then began to weave a cocoon, which was very hairy,
as if the hairs from the outside of the caterpillar had been
incorporated in the cocoon.
It pupated inside the cocoon, which was attached to a
Blackwood stem and leaves.
The pupa inside was a dark chocolate colour.|
Probably Anthela nicothoe
number 11 again|
probably Anthela nicothoe
|13 :||Oxycanus dirempta|
imperfect specimen, found on the ground on a track in|
Morwell National Park, 16 October 2004
Ectropis species ,
|17 :||Abantiades labyrinthicus|
|18 :||Persectania ewingii|
|19 :||Persectania ewingii|
|20 :||Crypsiphona ocultaria|
|21 :||Crypsiphona occultaria|
|22 :||caterpillar of Oenochroma vinaria|
|23 :||Ocybadistes walkeri|
|24 :||Genduara acedesta|
|25 :||Oxycanus antipoda|
|26 :||Epidesmia chilonaria|
|27 :||Phelotis cognata|
|28 :||Hednota opulentellus|
|29 :||Hednota grammellus|
|30 :||Epyaxa hyperythra|
|31 :||Chrysolarentia insulsata|
|32 :||larva of Vanessa itea|
|33 :||Abantiades labyrinthicus|
|34 :||Chrysolarentia lucidulata|
|35 :||Hesperilla ornata|
|36 :||Deuterarcha xanthomela|
|37 :||Gauna aegusalis|
|38 :||Oxysemaphora notialis|
|39 :||Narycia guildingi|
|40 :||Geitoneura minyas|
|41 :||Catacometes hemiscia|
|42 :||Myrascia bracteatella|
|43 :||Periallactis monostropha|
|44 :||Dichromodes stilbiata|
and the following Caterpillar food plants :
(updated 15 March 2005, 22 January 2016)