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30 mm in length. Orange with white dots and 'horns' on the dorsal thorax. Adult moths can be brown to pink, resembling a dry gum leaf. They have curved wingtips and a yellow line across each wing.
These caterpillars can be found on plants in family Proteacae. This specimen making a meal of my Grevillea 'Lana Maree'.
Shown here is the defensive posture. When disturbed, the caterpillar curls the head under the body exposing the horns and markings on the thorax.