Sighting

Tony D. 28 May 2016

"Mad Hatterpillar"

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Sighted 21 Dec 2014
4759 Huon Hwy, Geeveston TAS 7116, Australia

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  • Tony D. 28 May 2016
    Uraba lugens
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nolidae: Uraba: lugens
    Common Names: Moths, Nolids, Gum-Leaf Skeletoniser
    Tony D. says

    Article on recent studies into this behaviour (thanks to Kristi E. for telling me about it) : http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160309-why-this-caterpillar-wears-a-hat-made-of-discarded-heads

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