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Orange cupmoth larva

Pseudanapaea ?transvestita


A strange little green chunky caterpillar with a distinctive horn on the head, pointed tail, brown rough face.


On the trunk of a very rough blackened large acacia growing in a roadside rest area just south of Sydney.


My first find of the larva.
Adults can be seen here

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herbst.theresa a year ago

Wow!! Interesting! It reminds me of a succulent leaf!

SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Interesting...truly, like unicorn or a rhino...wonder if that horn has a function. Most piggy-hoo-lear (as Enid Blyton once wrote). Thanks for posting.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

I had a lot of jokes about transvestite unicorns and rhinoceros, but I better keep my mouth shut... ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Thanks Neil.
(no more tongue biting)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

I can't deny it - I have truly enjoyed this moment! Wonderful spotting, Mark. I've never seen the caterpillar of this species before.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

I am not sure what you are trying to say Charles but if you are saying I am sad and bad your negativity does you no good here. I notice you have contributed nothing positive at all to our project. My choice of the word 'strange' is in a comparative sense to the thousands of other moth larvae found in this country and in no way meant to be derogatory. You should try to contribute positively by showing us what you have in your part of the world before wrongly judging others. Project Noah is not the place for unhelpful comments from brainless idiots. Try Facebook.

charlesadamson1942 2 years ago

Yo say strange. How is this bug starnge. What does a "normal" bug look like? Why are you imposing YOUR OWN expectations onto a bug who DOES NOT know you who DOES NOT care for you. Your sad your really bsad and my you should reflect on whether your strange.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Nice one.

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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