Caterpillar with delicate and colorful pattern along its back. Spines cause itching and colors are for warning.
Found about 12 specimens on young plantation yellow box (gum) native habitat parkland.
Accidentally brushing my hand against one while photographing another, I suffered mild irritation for about 20 minutes but no physical indications. Added another pic next day to illustrate its defensive spines. See another one here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/683...
Lat: -37.73, Long: 145.38
Spotted on Feb 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012
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