Can anyone identify these caterpillars?

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Subject: Can anyone identify these caterpillars?
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:12:41 +1000

Pasture Day Moth (Apina callisto) -  there was a big discussion on this list about them last year in late August-September, see the archive for more details


A search under caterpillars should turn up plenty






From: Nick Payne [
Sent: Saturday, 23 August 2008 3:19 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Can anyone identify these caterpillars?


This afternoon, while walking across the oval between Blaxland Crescent and the Griffith shops, about every five or ten metres I came across one of these caterpillars, each of them busy digging itself a hole. Every 20 seconds or so the caterpillar would back out of the hole, deposit a small ball of dirt, and head down the hole again to grub out some more. Average body length around 3.5-4cm.


Nick Payne

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