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Gum-Leaf Skeletoniser - Uraba lugens (Roselia lugens)

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Gum-Leaf Skeletoniser caterpillars and moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Length 20mm 
As the common name implied, the caterpillar feeds on eucalyptus, skeletonizing the leaves. Notice the cast head capsules of several of the younger instars are stacked vertically on the thorax. 
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Uraba lugens (Roselia lugens), 
We found this caterpillar once on Apr 2008 in Ford Road Conservation Area. 

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p457.
1. Uraba lugens Walker, 1863 - Caterpillars of Australian, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2004.


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Last updated: February 02, 2012.