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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 8 years ago

Thanks tp91395 :)

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

Thankyou remco.douma ... :)

remco.douma
remco.douma 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

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

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 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 9 years ago

Hi Julio, Thanks heaps. How are you?

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 9 years ago

Congrats Chiquita, beautiful shots and extra ordinary spotting.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congratulations Chiquita! Awesome find and pictures.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

congrats for sotd

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 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 9 years ago

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

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

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

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

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

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

Carol, thankyou for your support :)

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 9 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

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

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

Juan Mantilla - MJ Reichenbach thankyou ...

Congratulations on your photo of the day

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 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 9 years ago

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

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Great find!

HiralPatel
HiralPatel 9 years ago

looks so unreal yet believable!

HiralPatel
HiralPatel 9 years ago

looks so unreal yet believable!

peter
peter 9 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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