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A green caterpillar raised its tail to discourage predators, however a fly has managed to deposit several eggs.
A roadside eucalyptus.
These eggs, laid onto a caterpillar are quite common late in the summer.
Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014
That Paralea larva is lacking the fine blue dorsal line of both this one and mine.
Yes Mark. I assumed a caterpillar similar to this one http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/386... but I do believe that all lepidoptera have some pro-legs and claspers. This insect flicked its tail up aggressively when I came close and that is how I noticed it. That is a sawfly behavior. I remain ambivalent about this one.
Unfortunately flies must eat too Hema. I'm suspecting some sawfly larva for this one Martin - zero legs or claspers at the back end? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/198...
Maybe you can flick the eggs off the caterpillar?