Tussock Moths
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Brown Tussock Moth
White Tussock Moth II
Yellow Tussock Moth
Unknown Tussock Caterpillars
Unknown Caterpillar 1


Unknown Tussock Caterpillars

Family Lymantriidae

This page contains pictures and information about Tussock Caterpillars and Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Followings are Tussock caterpillars that yet to be identified. Please advise if you known what are they.
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 1
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?sp.,  length 20-30mm
We found this caterpillar in different type of host plants. We believed they are the Tussock caterpillars. Please advise if you known what are they. We have more pictures and information in this page
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 2
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?sp.,  length 20- 30mm
Pictures taken on Nov 2008,  Karawatha Forest. Please check this page for more information.
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 3
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?sp.,  length 30mm
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 4
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? Orvasca sp., length 30mm
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 5
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?sp.,  length 30mm
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 6
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?sp.,  length 30mm
Pictures taken in Karawatha Forest on Jul 2007.
Unknown Tussock Caterpillar 7
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? Calliteara sp, young caterpillar, length 20mm
Mar 2008, Mt Coot-tha 

1. LYMANTRIIDAE of Australia - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008. 
2. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p425.
3. Moths of Australia - Bernard D'Abrera, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1974, p71.
4. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p178. 
5. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
6. Moths of Victoria: part two, Tiger moths and allies Noctuoidea (A) - Peter Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009.   


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