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Caterpillar of a Dryandra Moth

Image of Dryandra moth

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Dryandra Moth, Carthaea saturnioides a species of Carthaeidae on probably Grevillea hookeriana. Boyagin Nature Reserve, Western Australia, November 2011.Notice the small white flecks on the flank. These could be eggs of a Tachinid fly, a parasite.For a photo of the adult moth see Australian Moths Online. See also Australian Journal of Entomology paper by I F B Common (1966).

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