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This attractive larva was about 25 mm long. A pale lime-green underside was topped with a pale aqua-green body. On either side of the midline were small raised knobs with colours ranging from red to pale yellow. The red knobs nearer the head had long retractable spikes (pic 4). A white line marked the midline of the dorsal side and on either side were paired black and white markings. A pair of horns were seen at either end. Pic 4 shows wriggly markings/ tracts left by the larva.
Spotted on a young Eucalytpus tree
A very exciting find ! There were several of these larvae on this young tree. I am hoping to see the adult around these parts, in a few months. These larvae feed on several species of Eucalyptus, some wattle and species of Mangrove. Family: Limacodidae Subfamily: Zygaenoidea