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Closeup of head of Snout moth caterpilar in the genus: Entometa Warning colours on the head of this caterpilar will disappear when danger is no more persived. Australia,Geotagged,Snout mouth moth species,caterpillar,close up,warning coloration Click/tap to enlarge

Closeup of head of Snout moth caterpilar in the genus: Entometa

Warning colours on the head of this caterpilar will disappear when danger is no more persived.

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  1. When threatened, the caterpillar curls its head under its body, and displays a pair black and pale blue bands behind the head. This looks like a similar pattern but I don't know if it is diagnostic.
    http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lasi/guttularis.html
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. I have one caterpilar and will be long enough in the area where I found him and feed him on the eucalyptus leaves it was feeding on . It looks as if it is in its last instar and therefore should pupate in the next 2 weeks or so.When the moth hatches it will be less difficult to get a accurate identification.
      All the images I have seen still make me think that it is Entometa guttularis.
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Is this the moth?
        Upperside of female Gum Snout Moth  Australia,Entometa guttularis,Geotagged
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Yes it emerged after 15 days Posted 2 years ago

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Uploaded Nov 24, 2017. Captured in 44 Boolungal Way, Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia.