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Colourful Pyralid Caterpillar - Salma pyrastis

Family Pyralidae

This page contains pictures and information about Colourful Pyralid Caterpillars that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
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Salma pyrastis, subfamily Epipaschiinae, length 30mm 
Caterpillar pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest during mid summer 2005. The moth is brown in colour with yellow patterns on hind wings. In the second photo, the caterpillar was running very fast that we could not even take a better photo before it climbed to the tree top. 
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1. Salma pyrastis larva - lifeunseen.com by Nick Monaghan, 2005.
2. Salma pyrastis (Meyrick, 1887) - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2006.  


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Last updated: August 20, 2011.