C.Rayz

C.Rayz

Posted on 05/31/2013


Photo taken on May  8, 2013


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Vapourer


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Patio Life: Vapourer Caterpillars

Patio Life: Vapourer Caterpillars 

Just a photo to show second instar, too bad they are far to young to pose for a nice portrait...lol

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Adrian Jones
Adrian Jones
Great shot, when these are newly hatched I believe than can be dispersed by the wind from where the eggs were laid on the females cocoon to hopefully near a suitable foodplant..
5 years ago.
C.Rayz
C.Rayz
Thanks Adrian, I had no idea although I knew some things did, makes sense because they were found on a fence post, and the cats hatched a few at a time.
5 years ago.
Wimm/Vic
Wimm/Vic
What are they feeding on? I raised a number of Lymantriid cats last year. Urocoma baliolalis. Mine fed on Eucalypt, of course! :-) They were slow developers over winter, which probably isn't surprising.
5 years ago.
C.Rayz
C.Rayz
These are feeding on bramble bush (Rubus fruticosa) or in America we called them blackberry or prickly bushes. These should pupate and emerge this summer so not so long to wait :)
5 years ago.