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Lichen-eating Caterpillar - Manulea replana

Family Arctiidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Lichen-eating Caterpillars that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
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Length 30mm
Above picture was taken on Feb 2008 in Karawatha Forest under loose bark. The caterpillar feeds on lichen at night. 
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Feb 2010, Outside Office. The moth is brown in colour with a yellow spot on thorax. There are a yellow line on the lead edge of each fore-wing. The one in the pictures was found outside my office in Eight Mile Plains. It was attracted to there by a florescent light.  

1. Manulea replana (Lewin, 1805)  -  Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010.
2. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p437, pl.18.24.


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