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Kawakawa looper caterpillar
Image: Phil Bendle | Creative Commons
Kawakawa looper catepillar and moth
11 August 2017
Ever wondered what makes those holes in the leaves of the kawakawa shrub?
The kawakawa looper moth is found throughout New Zealand. The caterpillar chews its way out of the egg. It feeds on young leaves of its favoured host plant, kawakawa, and other native trees and shrubs.
Kawakawa looper on Critter of the Week.