Living With Processionary Caterpillars

Bag Shelter Moth Processionary Caterpillars
Photo: Christopher Watson

Caterpillars of the Australian bag shelter moth, Ochrogaster lunifer, feed at night and spend the day in shelters of silk, debris and fecal matter. The caterpillars feed on leaves from Acacia, Eucalyptus and Corymbia. If the caterpillars defoliate their host, they wander in search of more food. The caterpillars secrete silk and a pheromone to produce a trail. Caterpillars will follow the trail and will travel in a head to…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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