Lyn Finn
Hunter Region School of Photography in Newcastle
,
Macquarie Hills,
New South Wales, Australia.

photos: copyright Lyn & Gordon Finn

   Most of these photos were taken with a Nikon D100 (digital camera), using a 70-300mm Nikkor lens, a PN-11 extension tube and a ring flash. The original images were captured as TIFF files at 300ppi, and the 'full-size' pictures here are low resolution versions of these. The shutter speed used was 1/60 and aperture f32. The flash output was adjusted to get correct exposure from full output to 1/16 (typically 1/16). Using Photoshop, the white point and black point in "Levels" were adjusted to give full saturation and contrast.   

CRAMBIDAE

30: first instars, length 0.1 cm.
19 January 2004,
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

31: #30: early instars, length 1 cm.
25 January 2004,
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

32: #30: late instar dorsal view,
25 January 2004,
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

33: #30 late instar lateral view,
25 January 2004,
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

34: #30: female moth
4 February 2004,
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

35: #30: female moth,
underside
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

#30: male moth,
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

#30: male moth, underside
Crocidolomia pavonana,
EVERGESTINAE

NOCTUIDAE

6: This is one of three have found over two days in December 2003. They have all been found on mint and are about 3.5cm long. They tend to curl into a ball and flick themselves sideways when alarmed.
Chrysodeixis argentifera,
PLUSIINAE

7: another caterpillar on Tomato,
length about 2 cms.
November 2003: perhaps
Helicoverpa armigera,
HELIOTHINAE

8: tiny caterpillar in a Shallot flower.
There were around half a dozen of these tiny caterpillars in the same flower.
length 4-5 mm.
perhaps
Helicoverpa armigera,
HELIOTHINAE

15:length 4.5 cms.
on Silver Beet
dorsal view
December 2003
Spodoptera litura
AMPHIPYRINAE

16: #15 again
lateral view
Spodoptera litura
AMPHIPYRINAE

17: #15 again
head close-up
Spodoptera litura
AMPHIPYRINAE

18: #15 again,
claspers and tail close-up.

January 2004, on Wandering Jew, length 1.2 cms.
Its camouflage was amazing, as it was lying along the spine of the leaf. I wasn't even certain that it wasn't part of the leaf until I looked at it under a magnifying glass. It doesn't chew the leaf like most caterpillars I have seen. It seems to graze the green away, and leave a fine netting behind.
Hypena subvittalis ,
HYPENINAE

#26 pupa, 4 January 2004,
Hypena subvittalis,
HYPENINAE.

#26 4 January 2004 moth,
wingspan about 2 cms.
Hypena subvittalis,
HYPENINAE

#26: 4 January 2004,
close-up of head of moth.
Hypena subvittalis,
HYPENINAE

PAPILIONIDAE

47: early instar
Graphium sarpedon

48: late instar
lateral view
Graphium sarpedon

49: late instar
dorsal view
Graphium sarpedon

PIERIDAE

19: on Cauliflower,
length 2 cms.
December 2003
Pieris rapae,

20: #19 again
December 2003
pupa, length 2 cms.
Pieris rapae

21: #19 again
4 January 2004
adult butterfly just emerged
Pieris rapae

22: #19 again
4 January 2004
head close-up,
Pieris rapae

PLUTELLIDAE

45: January 2004,
cocoon and pupa,
Plutella xylostella,

46: #45: February 2004,
adult moth,
Plutella xylostella,

SPHINGIDAE

1: Hawk moth caterpillar on Mint,
lateral view
December, 2003: length about 7 cms

2: #1 dorsal view

3: #1 head close-up.

4: #1 ventral view

5: #1 posterior

13: December 2003,
Theretra latreillii

50: larva
Theretra oldenlandiae

51: head close-up
Theretra oldenlandiae

52: ventral view
behind thorax
Theretra oldenlandiae

COCCINELLIDAE

38: larva
Illeis galbula

39: #38 pupa
Illeis galbula

40: #38 adult
Illeis galbula

41: eggs and larva
Epilachna vigintioctopunctata
(28 Spot Ladybird)
December 2003,

42: #41 adult
Epilachna vigintioctopunctata
(28 Spot Ladybird)

FLATIDAE

43: pupa of Leaf Hopper

44: #43 adult Leaf Hopper
probably
Siphanta acuta

UNIDENTIFIED

9: unidentified eggs on a dried grass stem (possibly Paspalum). The cluster measures about 1 cm in length, and each individual egg is about 1mm long. They are shiny green, and appear to the naked eye to be circular, but the enlarged photos show they have a type of circular fringe at the non-adhered end,
6 December 2003

10: #9 once more,
in close-up,
one can definitely see something inside (stripey somethings).
This image was taken with a Nikon PB-6 bellows fully extended and a Nikon 200mm Medical Lens with its matching 1 diopter auxilliary lens - f45 @ 1/8 sec, no flash,
28 December 2003

11: #9 once again,
hatched bugs surrounding the egg cases,
31 December 2003, 8.30 am

12: #9 once again,
3rd instar,
10 January 2004

14: length 3cms.
found under a Gum Tree,
mummified caterpillar,
December 2003

23: unknown bug.
4 January 2004

24: parasitic wasp
23 January 2004

case of small moth caterpillar.



  
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