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A 20 mm long caterpillar looping it's way across a leaf. It was mostly green but had tinges of brown. I could clearly see the thoracic legs and two prolegs. When I touched the leaf it was on, the caterpillar stretched out holding it's thoracic legs in and pretended to be a stick.
On a Hazel Pomaderris ( Pomaderris aspera) plant- suburban back yard
This is a late instar. When it pupates it will build a shelter of silk between leaves of the food plant.
I have never seen much activity around or on a pomaderris plant so it was lovely to see a looper feeding on the leaves. The adult moth has a distinct black spot on each wing.