LYMANTRIIDAE species A
LYMANTRIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
donherbisonevans@outlook.com
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Krystal Ryan, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria)

These Caterpillars were brown with a broad dark brown stripe along the back. The caterpillars had four brown tufts on its back.


(Photo: courtesy of Krystal Ryan, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria)

The caterpillars also had sparser tufts of pale grey hairs all along each side, two dark hair pencils on the pro-thorax, pairs of red marks on both the meso- and meta-thorax, two red dorsal glands on the two penultimate abdominal segments, and darker hairs on its posterior.


(Photo: courtesy of Krystal Ryan, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria)

The caterpillars pupated in sparse cocoons on their tree.


(Photo: courtesy of Krystal Ryan, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria)

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(written 27 May 2017, updated 20 September 2017)