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Trictena atripalpis pupal exuviae, Canberra, ACT | by sarracenia.flava
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Trictena atripalpis pupal exuviae, Canberra, ACT

The larvae of Trictena atripalpis are subterranean and feed externally on Eucalyptus roots. The pupae move up their tunnel to the surface where they emerge on rainy nights, typically in large numbers. This is the only evidence that many see of the giant moths that live in their backyards, but are more often thought to be some sort of weird fungus.

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Taken on April 3, 2014