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Wattle Bizarre Lopper Moth - Anisozyga pieroides

Family Geometridae

This page contains information about Wattle Bizarre Lopper Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Female, wingspan 30mm
The small caterpillar was found on a Acacia leaf during late summer. It look bizarre, as it called. It also look like the other species of caterpillar Anisozyga metaspila, at first we thought they may be the same species, although they are found on different food plants.
Caterpillar length 10mm
We brought the small caterpillar home and fed it with the Acacia leaves. The caterpillar walk on leaves in a typical looper style.
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Caterpillar length 25mm                                                                                                                    Pupa, length 15mm
About two weeks later, the caterpillar grew up to 25mm. Then the caterpillar turned into a pupa. It pupate among the leaves litters. 
About 10 days later, a beautiful little moth came out from the pupa.  
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Female, wingspan 30mm                                       Bottom side of the female                                     
The pictures show a female Bizarre Lopper Moth. It is green in colour with brown wing edges. The male moth is green and white in colour, look quit different from female.

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The caterpillar can be found on difference species of Acacia and other native plants include Syzygium, Eucalyptus
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1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl.11.1, 27.2,3.
2. Anisozyga pieroides (Walker, 1861) - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010.  

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