Oncopera rufobrunnea, Brown Corbie

Brown Corbie, Oncopera rufobrunnea

Late November 2007
Images by Elizabeth Daley, used with permission.
Brown Corbie, Oncopera rufobrunnea  Oncopera Hepialidae

Oncopera rufobrunnea larva (Corbie grub). This species is close to pupating by late October as the adults fly in December. The similar appearing O. intricata larvae are barely half grown in late October and the moths emerge in late summer.
Late October 2023
Kelcey Tier, Devonport
The final photo shows it exuding defensive brown fluid.
Identification and information thanks to Peter McQuillan
Photos KE (who was eventually well painted by brown goop)

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