This page contains pictures and information about Sparshalli Moths
caterpillars that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- We found this caterpillar feeding on gum tree leaf during early summer.
We took it home and wanted to see what math it would be.
- Few days later, it turned into a cacoon. Two to three weeks later,
Fly came out instead of a moth from the cacoon. The Tachinid Fly came
out directly, not the fly larvae as in most other case. Only one fly came
out and it was dark grey in colour 10mm in body length, look exactly as
the Tachinid Flies that parasite on Crow
and Wanderer butterflies,
although a bit larger in size.
- From reference, adult moths are white in colour with black hair
covered the head.
- 1. Trichiocercus
(Curtis, 1830) - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley,
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