Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Eutricha
Family: Lasiocampidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

The adults are large bulky moths which don’t have mouthparts and thus don’t feed. The hairy caterpillars feed on a variety of trees.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1767)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The caterpillar has a row of black triangles down the back with a white stipe on either side and tufts of long white or orange hairs on the sides
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Cape lappet moth
Hairy caterpillar
Moth
Habitat
NOTES: Found on various trees in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Found on various shrubs in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
The hairs cause skin irritation
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Phalaena capensis
Pachypasa obscura
Phalaena pithyocampa
Eutricha aluco
Eutricha pithyocampa



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