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Green Slug Caterpillar - Eloasa symphonistis

Family Limacodidae 

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

Caterpillar body length 30mm
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The moth in the above pictures is showing the unusual 'calling' gesture. It was lifting the abdomen, presumably dispersing pheromones. Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest on Jan 2010. 
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The moth is brown in colour, with dark marks on each fore wing. The female has a narrow white line across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 30mm.
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Body length 10mm, 30mm
We found this caterpillars in Alexandra Hill bushland. In mid-summer, they are easily seen on Acacia (Black Wattle) leaves. They move very slowly. 
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The Caterpillars are green in colour with dome shaped.  The larger caterpillars have a number of faint pale lines running along its body. They pupates in between leaves in a hard brown cocoon.
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1. Eloasa symphonistis (Turner, 1936) - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011.
2. Australian Moths Online - CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences 2011. 


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