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Looking like a strip of rich silk carpet, this caterpillar had several tufts of setae on the dorsal side and long, white, down-ward pointing setae surrounding the body like a skirt. A pair of black tufts of hair projected out from the rear end and long thick setae (pic 3) covered a red shiny thoracic segment (pic 4), which was exposed when the skin retracted.
Spotted on a eucalyptus tree in a reserve.
This species is seen widely in the south-east part of Australia.