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Gum leaf Sceletoniser caterpilar - Uraba lugens Note - what looks like a tail end is actually it's head with the collection of moulted head skin capsuals . Uraba lugens Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Gum leaf Sceletoniser caterpilar - Uraba lugens

Note - what looks like a tail end is actually it's head with the collection of moulted head skin capsuals .

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  1. That is seriously awesome! WOW! Posted 2 years ago
    1. I've never seen or heard of anything like it! Crazy! Posted 2 years ago

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''Uraba lugens'', the gum-leaf skeletoniser, is a moth of the family Nolidae. It is found in Australia and New Zealand. The larvae are a serious pest of ''Eucalyptus'' species and their close relatives. The wingspan is 25–30 mm. In Australia there are about one or two generations per year.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Oct 18, 2018. Captured Mar 7, 2016 16:03.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 113mm