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Moth with a weird diet ...

#1  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 11, 2020 11:08 am

Just when I thought invertebrate zoology had provided me with all the weirdness it was going to deliver, I find myself confronting a small moth from Australia, namely Telanepsia stockeri.

Whose caterpillars eat, wait for it, koala shit.

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Oh, and apparently, there are numerous moths whose larvae have a taste for dung, but this one is apparently only found in koala dung ...
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#2  Postby Svartalf » Aug 11, 2020 11:59 am

maybe it just likes to get its eucalyptus leaves pre digested?
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