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Neatly lined up in a row of eight, these small spiney caterpillars are risky to touch. The ends are brown in the first instars bearing large spines and joined with a yellow/green saddle. This will grow into a large green caterpillar and eventually a brown moth.
Suburban park (Bridge park kilsyth) on planted eucalyptus sapling leaves
Initially posted incorrectly as Emperor Gum moth. These were right beside the eggs of an emperor gum moth (Pic#3)with different hatchling, and I made the fateful assumption. I felt suspicious and noticed the saddle is unique to cup moths and have changed the ID now. http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... Adult moth here, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/796...
Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012
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