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Notodontid Moth Caterpillar

Neola semiaurata

Description:

50mm. The pointy bit is the tail :)

Habitat:

I found this caterpillar at one of the tracks at Manly Dam. I have not ID the host plant but will post it soon.

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59 Comments (1–25)

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

Thanks tp91395 :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Thankyou remco.douma ... :)

remco.douma
remco.douma 10 years ago

Beautiful!

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Julio, you must have lots of pics on stock now :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Ha ha ha u r funny .... back in Aussieland now. 8 days in Asia is not enough! Too many beautiful things there .... :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Hi Julio, Thanks heaps. How are you?

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 10 years ago

Congrats Chiquita, beautiful shots and extra ordinary spotting.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Congratulations Chiquita! Awesome find and pictures.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

congrats for sotd

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations! You've had more than your share of rain this summer but think of all the action as a result in a month or two.

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 10 years ago

Congrats....well deserved! I love that you captured every angle so we can truly see all its beauty.

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Thanks Argy, how are you? Raining everyday here in Syd, no spotting so far :(

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Thankyou Bong Ambutong, a humble caterpillar from Manly Dam became popular. I wonder if he knows that :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Carol, thankyou for your support :)

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 10 years ago

Congratulation Chic, fantastic shot deserve to be the SOTD....

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Congrats! I knew this would be the spot of the day SOMEDAY!

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Juan Mantilla - MJ Reichenbach thankyou ...

Congratulations on your photo of the day

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

S Frazier, it's worth carrying my camera wherever I go :) @ HiralPatel, all we need just a camera and a flashlight, not Photoshop :) :) :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

Big thankyou to you Peter, it's an honour to receive this.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Great find!

HiralPatel
HiralPatel 10 years ago

looks so unreal yet believable!

HiralPatel
HiralPatel 10 years ago

looks so unreal yet believable!

peter
peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"The unusual looking caterpillar of the Wattle Notodontid Moth has a clever defense against predators. It raises its tail when disturbed and shows a pair of eyespots."

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Chicquita
Spotted by
Chicquita

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 3, 2011

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