Caterpillar & Gympie-Gympie
nobody at metz.une.edu.au
Mon Jun 28 19:28:41 EDT 1999
Definitely not V. itea on stinging tree, but there are a number of
geometrids occuring on stinging tree, and a nymphalid butterfly, Mynes
geffroyi, which has gregarious caterpillars. M. geffroyi also occurs
in PNG. It is, BTW, an excellent mimic of some species of pierid
butterfly in the genus Delias.
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On 25 Jun 1999 03:13:05 -0700, langprac at gol.com (Kuniomi Matsumoto)
>Could it be Vanessa itea (The Australian Admiral)? The larvae eat Urtica
>(Stinging Nettle ).
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