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This female has laid eggs on her coccoon. The caterpillars will hatch and eat the coccoon first and then either stay on the plant that the female made her coccoon on if it is to their taste, or try thier luck and balloon to wherever the wind takes them. The female dies shortly after laying her eggs. We had masses of these caterpillars feeding on the Indigofera australis in our front yard during 2014 and 2015.

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  2014-10-01 09:30 AM [Melbourne]


  -37.733361 , 144.824379 : m


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NS Observation No. 584E6621ED2A897480008637
Created 2016-12-12 08:06 PM (over 2 years ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2016-12-12 10:52 PM (over 2 years ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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