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Unknown spotting


Caterpillar approx. 3 cms in length. Colour grey to black, well defined body segments, brownish bristles. Body heavier at rear and narrows towards head. Feeding on succulent plant.


Suburban garden.

No species ID suggestions


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Thanks. It is.

maplemoth662 10 months ago

A pretty caterpillar....

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

No holes. It crawled across the path and headed straight for the plant. I made it detour a couple of times but it was intent on reaching the succulent. I didn't hang around long enough to see it graze.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Hmm.. I would guess a borer-type moth. Any hole in the succulent?

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lat: -33.77, Long: 151.06

Spotted on Feb 17, 2014
Submitted on Mar 2, 2014

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