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White Looper Moth
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Gumtree Bizarre Looper Moth
Banded Carpet Moth I
Banded Carpet Moth II
Banded Carpet Moth III
Green and Brown Carpet Moth
Carpet Moth Caterpillars 


Twig Caterpillars in Subfamily Ennominae

Family Geometridae 

This page contains pictures and information about Twig Caterpillars in subfamily Ennominae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Most Caterpillars in this subfamily are resemblance to dead twigs or other parts of their food plants. Although most caterpillars in family Geometridae have only two pairs of prolegs, caterpillars in this subfamily may have up to four pair of prolegs.
We believe all the caterpillars we put in this page are in subfamily Ennominae, although we did not find out their ID yet.

Unknown Twig Caterpillar 1
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? Ectropis sp., 40mm feeding on gum tree leaf.
The caterpillar resting posture looks like a twig. It is pale brown in colour with black and white mark about halfway along each side.
Unknown Twig Caterpillar 2
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? Ectropis sp., 40mm 
Unknown Twig Caterpillar 3
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? Ectropis sp., length 40mm  
Pictures taken on Oct 2007 in Yimbun Park.
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May 2008, Buhot Creek Stringy Bark Track 
Unknown Twig Caterpillar 4
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? sp., length 40mm  
Unknown Twig Caterpillar 5
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? sp., length 20mm  
Unknown Twig Caterpillar 6
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? Casbia sp., length 20mm  

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p359.
2. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p137. 
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
4. ENNOMINAE in Australia - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011.  

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Last updated: September 04, 2011.