Harakeke caterpillars. Levels 3 and 4
3.1 Learn about the special features of organisms that help them stay alive. Te Marautanga o Aotearoa: (p.100) Te Ao Tūroa, Te Rauropi 1
There are two types of caterpillar that feed from the harakeke leaf. One of the caterpillars has jaws that bite the edge of the leaf. These caterpillars make a notch in the leaf.
The other type of caterpillar has jaws that scrape the top of the leaf. This eventually causes a hole to form in the leaf.