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The grey and mottled headed caterpillar feed nocturnally on various species of Mat-rush (Lomandraceae). Across the wildlife refuge this includes the Spiny-headed, Many-flowered and Riverine Mat-rushes. “Males and females of this species look very similar. They are dark brown with a series of translucent white and yellow patches on each forewing. The hindwings have a central yellow band. Found in Queensland and New South Wales with a wingspan around 3cm”.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans.

Further reference: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/hesp/iacchus.html


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