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A bit like a rainbow fruit strap, this little caterpillar was swinging on it's bungee cord from a gum tree. Crazy-paved pink/purple head shield, interesting planar shapes at the rear end. About 20mm long.
Descending on a thread from a eucalyptus in a local nature reserve.
Failry sure it's a Paralaea species but not so sure of which one. They change considerably as the develop. This might be Paralaea sarcodes - http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au... or Paralaea beggaria (MoV #5)
Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.30
Spotted on Sep 11, 2014
Submitted on Sep 11, 2014
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