Moths, butterflies and caterpillars

Moths, butterflies and caterpillars (36 results)

  • Armyworms

    Leucania convecta, Leucania stenographa, Persectania ewingii and Persectania dyscrita

    Region
    West
    Larvae grow to 40 mm long and have stripes running along the body but it is difficult to distinguish between larvae of the above species. Colours of the stripes and body can vary. Body colour is usually pinkish, brown or green....
  • Cutworms

    Agrotis infusa, Agrotis ipsilon, Agrotis munda and other Agrotis species

    Region
    South, North, West
    Larvae are hairless with a greasy appearance, have dark heads and usually darkish coloured bodies, often with longitudinal lines and/or dark spots. Larvae are up to 50 mm long, curl up and remain still if picked up. Larvae live and pupate in the soil and emerge at night to feed....
  • Cutworms

    Agrotis infusa, Agrotis ipsilon, Agrotis munda and other species

    Region
    West, North, South
    Larvae are hairless with dark heads and usually darkish-coloured bodies, often with longitudinal lines and/or dark spots. Herringbone cutworm species have diagonal markings. The larvae, which are up to 50 mm long, curl up and remain still if disturbed. Moths are a dull brown-black colour....
  • Grass Anthelid

    Pterolocera amplicornis

    Region
    South
    Larvae are brown with black and yellow markings; covered with tufts of stout hairs and can grow up to 50 mm in length. They spin a dark brown cocoon in a vertical shaft in the soil, with the emergence exit just below the surface (silk tube leading to the surface)....
  • Grass Blue Butterfly

    Zizina labradus

    Region
    South
    Larvae are up to 10 mm long, slug- like, green with a white line along either side of the body and a dense covering of short white hairs. Larvae are slow moving. Butterflies are 16 mm long and have blue-grey wings with dark margins on the upper surface. Wings are...
  • Grass Blue Butterfly

    Zizina labradus

    Region
    West
    Larvae are up to 10 mm long, slug-like, green with a white line along either side of the body and a dense covering of short white hairs. Larvae are slow moving. Butterflies are 16 mm long and have blue-grey wings with dark margins on the upper surface. Wings are held...