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Urticating Anthelid caterpillar

Anthela nicothoe


30mm hairy caterpillar; dorsal line of white spots within golden fur


On underside of acacia leaf within tall eucalyptus forest


Also note two red parasite eggs towards left end.

No species ID suggestions


maplemoth662 2 months ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

MartinL 6 years ago

This 'woolly bear' is probably an Anthela species. It's close to pupating if you are inclined to grow it out. The adult may look like this (you may need to wait a day to see this). Better to not touch this one.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.91, Long: 145.35

Spotted on Jan 18, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012


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