Some photos of Caterpillars of NOTODONTIDAE in Australia
Prominents, Bag Shelter Moths and Processionary Caterpillars
NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

The Caterpillars of this family vary in appearance according to their subfamily The family NOTODONTIDAE is usually divided into three subfamiles:
  • NOTODONTINAE caterpillars have few or sparse hairs, some with reduced prolegs and several humps on their backs, adopting a characteristic posture when they feel threatened: raising the tail and the head to make a U shape,
  • PYGAERINAE caterpillars are fairly hairy,
  • THAUMETOPOEINAE caterpillars are very hairy, some with tufts of hair on the back of each segment. The hairs can cause urticaria in sensitive people.
  • NOTODONTIDAE

    eggs
      
    NOTODONTIDAE

    pupae
      
    NOTODONTIDAE

    moths
      
    NOTODONTIDAE

    undersides


    Aglaosoma variegata

    Antimima cryptica

    Cerura australis

    Clostera rubida

    Destolmia lineata

    Epicoma contristis

    Epicoma melanospila

    Epicoma melanosticta

    Epicoma protrahens

    Epicoma tristis

    Hylaeora capucina

    Hylaeora dilucida

    Hylaeora eucalypti

    Mesodrepta harpotoma

    Neola semiaurata

    Ochrogaster lunifer

    Psalidostetha banksiae

    Sorama bicolor

    Teleclita dryinopa

    Trichiocercus sparshalli

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    (updated 31 May 2014, 19 October 2017)