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Subject: aussietrev Mass Migration
Location: Nth Burnett. Queensland Australia
December 24, 2012 6:25 pm
Hi guys,
These caterpillars have spent the past few days completely stripping a small wattle tree at the end of my carport. They live communally in a large web balls and leave the tree covered in web when they leave after consuming every single leaf.
This trail stretched over 9 metres in total and as each caterpillar is only around 10mm the count must have been well over a thousand individuals.
More information on this group at
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_notodontidmoths/THAUMETOPOEINAE.htm
Signature: Aussietrev

Processionary Caterpillars

Merry Christmas Trevor,
Thanks so much for providing these awesome images of Australian Processionary Caterpillars, in the Prominent Moth subfamily Thaumetopoeinae.

Processionary Caterpillars


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