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Author Topic: Red Dot on Admiral Larvae (Poss parasite?)  (Read 960 times)
Robert
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« on: (01 Feb 2010) Mon 11:20 PM »

I came across this Admiral caterpillar on Sat that has a 'Red Dot' on the second thorax segment. It didn't come off with a touch, suspect this is some sort of parasite.

Any theories?

(I suspect it's a Red Admiral & it's on Nettle Tree - U Ferox).


* Red Admiral Larva 1 - Whirinaki FP - Jan 30 2010.jpg (477.4 KB, 1366x819 - viewed 235 times.)

* Red Admiral Larva 2 - Whirinaki FP - Jan 30 2010.jpg (432.17 KB, 1225x782 - viewed 238 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: (11 Jul 2011) Mon 03:06 PM »

The Red dot is most problely Momorangia vallata.
George Gibbs mentions them on Argyrophenga (Tussocks) and other insects (p86).
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