Gumleaf Skeletoniser...

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Gumleaf Skeletoniser...

Post by crocoite »

This is the larvae of a moth (Uraba lugens) and is commonly known as the Gumleaf Skeletoniser, so-called because of its grazing habit as you can see. The adult is dull grey/brown in colour with a wingspan of approximately 25-30mm.

Interesting fact...if not useless...

The head is at the end with the black protuberance (bottom-right). This "protuberance" is actually the remains of past "heads". When the caterpillar sheds its skin, it retains the head part, presumably as extra defence, although its hairs are irritants anyway!
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Post by beetleman »

Interesting little creatures Steve. I thought the black end was the poopy end :wink:
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Post by MacroLuv »

Nice shot Steve. :D
Very picsome little creatures. They eat only surface. 8)
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