Woodlands Historic Park Caterpillars

Caterpillar of Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) at Woodlands Historic Park
Early stage Caterpillars of the Emperor Gum Moth a Grey Box Leaf, early March
Caterpillar of Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) at Woodlands Historic Park
mid stage Caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth, mid March (by Andrew Allen)
Caterpillar of Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) at Woodlands Historic Park
Late stage Caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth feeding on a Grey Box Leaf, mid December.

They eat the leaves of most eucalypts as well as a number of alien tree species. For more information see Forest health fact sheet number 9.

Classification

from Australian Faunal Directory

Order Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies, 10843 named species in Australia)
Family SATURNIIDAE (Emperor Moths, 15 species in Australia)
Genus Opodiphthera
Species Opodiphthera eucalypti