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Harakeke 5

Harakeke caterpillars. Levels 3 and 4

Achievement Objectives

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.


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The other type of caterpillar has jaws that scrape the top of the leaf. This eventually causes a hole to form in the leaf.


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