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Anthelid caterpillar

Nataxa flavescens

Description:

A very slim tufted caterpillar with a horn on the tail. About 40mm long.

Habitat:

On a large acacia trunk in a roadside rest are just south of Sydney

Notes:

So unlike other Anthelids both as larvae and adults.
Male and female adults are very different. See female here...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18...
and male here... https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Yerrinbool, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 19, 2021
Submitted on Apr 23, 2021

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