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Tussock Moth Caterpillar (sp. unk)

Family Lymantriidae


Unusual caterpillar. Approx. 4 cms in length. Hairy with spikes, but also strange toothbrush-like clumps. Looks like a cross between a White Cedar caterpillar and some sort of Tussock caterpillar. Any suggestions?


Spotted by a running creek at Upper Flagstone. It had been feeding on the plant (photo #5) which looked a bit like watercress.

No species ID suggestions


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Thank you. I still can't get an exact ID, and I reckon I've looked at thousands of images over time but nothing seems to match exactly.

maplemoth662 10 months ago

A very pretty caterpillar....

QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.62, Long: 152.00

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014

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