Mottled looper catterpilar with lateral yellow stripe
Feeding on Swamp gum.
This caterpillar is polyphagous, feeding on any of 17 different plants, including being a serious pest of the introduced pine, from which it gets its name. The survive very poorly on the pine host and this behavior is therefore puzzling.
Lat: -37.81, Long: 145.23
Spotted on Nov 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 27, 2011
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