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Caterpillars have their red and black bristles but become pure white moths. They're usually in groups when young but later become solitary, resting on the leaves of the foodplant during the day. The caterpillars grow to a length of about 4 cms. They pupate in a silk cocoon in ground debris.
They are found throughout Australia eating eucalyptus.
This guy must have been almost ready to become a moth, because he was alone and chilling on the ground.
Spotted on Oct 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013