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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 30mm
We found this caterpillars in Alexandra Hill bushland. In mid-summer, they are easily seen on Acacia leaves. They move very slowly. 
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Body length 10mm, 30mm
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. The moth is brown in colour.
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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.

1. Eloasa symphonistis (Turner, 1936) - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.


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