Gum-leaf skeletoniser (3/2167)

Uraba-lugens-22685.jpg Northern giant petrelsThumbnailsGum-leaf skeletoniser

Gum-leaf skeletoniser caterpillar. When this caterpillar sheds the head portion of its exoskeleton, it stays attached to its body so that over successive molts it develops a stack of them on its head, leading to the nickname Mad Hatterpillar.

Scientific name
Uraba lugens
Common names
gum-leaf skeletoniser
Location
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Photo ID
22685