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Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

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Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby kctsang » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:15 pm

We were out in the Central Catchment Area looking for dragonflies, and found this
very small ugly looking caterpillar, at first we thought it was a piece of poo .. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

Any ideas on what this is !!!!

Thanks

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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby buttlover » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:39 pm

Ugly but unique.

Look fwd to seeing the adult if you are breeding it. ;)
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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby richardlbong » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:37 pm

Well done KC. Looking forward to the see the adult butterfly.
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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby plain tiger » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:31 am

Hi KC,
Nice piece of sh!!! ha ha !
The cat on some hairy surface, do you have a picture of the leave, fruit or plant, might give clues of the hostplant for ID.
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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby Fujis2 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:20 pm

Looks like moth cats to me
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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby kctsang » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:15 am

Plain Tiger wrote:Hi KC,
Nice piece of sh!!! ha ha !
The cat on some hairy surface, do you have a picture of the leave, fruit or plant, might give clues of the hostplant for ID.
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Okay here are the leaves of the host plant:

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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby green baron » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:24 am

KC,
It does look a bit like a Lycaenid cat but it is a moth cat. Look forward to see what comes out of it.
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Re: Ugly Caterpillar ??? 22nd Sept 2010

Postby plain tiger » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:53 pm

Green Baron,
Does this look to you like the leaves of Clidemia hirta :pdr:
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