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  Bizarre Looper Moth (Anisozyga pieroides)





Bizarre Looper Moth | Anisozyga pieroides photo
Female Bizarre Looper Moth

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Bizarre Looper Moth | Anisozyga pieroides photo
Female Bizarre Looper Moth

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BIZARRE LOOPER MOTH FACTS

Identification
The Bizarre Looper Moth males and females are very different. Males are green, with a white pattern. Females are translucent green with brown borders. The Bizarre Looper gets its name from the strange appearance of the caterpillars. The mature caterpillars are brown with a flange sticking out of the side of each segment.. Young caterpillars have no flanges but stick debris on their backs.

Size
wingspan 25mm

Food
Caterpillars feed on Avocado, Acacia, Roses, Macadamia Nuts.

Range
found in the northern half of Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Geometridae
Genus:Anisozyga
Species:pieroides
Common Name:Bizarre Looper Moth