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the web of life in southern Africa
Order: Lepidoptera >
Caterpillars (the larvae of moths and butterflies)
selection of caterpillars are shown below, mainly common ones that you are
likely to encounter.
Unidentified limacodid larva
These larvae often are found clumped on trunks and large branches of trees.
Imbrasia cytherea (Pine tree emperor)
on Watsonia leaf in fynbos.
capensis (Common striped hawk moth)
Larva, often found on vines.
Larva can be found on citrus trees.
Acraea horta (Garden
Larva feed on leaves of the
africana (Wild peach).