Some photos of Caterpillars of
THAUMETOPOEINAE
in Australia
NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


eggs
  

pupae photos
  

moth photos
  

females
  

undersides
  

forewings

Many Caterpillars of this family are hairy. The hairs and spines can cause urticaria in sensitive people. The Caterpillars typically remain exposed on the foodplant by day, although the adult moths are nocturnal fliers.


Aglaosoma variegata

Epicoma argentata

Epicoma barnardi

Epicoma contristis

Epicoma derbyana

Epicoma melanospila

Epicoma melanosticta

Epicoma protrahens

Epicoma tristis

Mesodrepta harpotoma

Ochrogaster lunifer

Trichiocercus sparshalli

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(written 16 December 2018, updated 28 March 2019, 4 September 2019, 16 April 2020)