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What bug will this be?

By Rawhide Kid Part3 26 March 2012 10

creepy crawly

Just wondering if any ofr the Rioters can identify this caterpillar that was on my railing yesterday morning?

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NoAddedMSG 8:36 pm 26 Mar 12

Also around at the moment in my garden are these little sods: http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ladybirds/28-spotted.html.

The larvae are pretty freaky, but the damage to my cucumbers is just plain annoying.

Dilandach 6:15 pm 26 Mar 12

Tony said :

what does it taste like?

Burning.

Tony 3:55 pm 26 Mar 12

what does it taste like?

housebound 2:01 pm 26 Mar 12

Thanks to the OP for asking. We found one of these on the basil over the weekend.

Gungahlin Al 1:15 pm 26 Mar 12

I have one of them in my fly fishing tackle box. Yours seems better made though.

BellaK 12:20 pm 26 Mar 12

Apparently it’s a type of Tussock Moth caterpillar due to the four tufts of hair on its back which, as mentioned could have stinging cells.
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lyma/lymantriidae.html

BellaK 12:19 pm 26 Mar 12

Apparently it’s a type of Tussock Moth caterpillar due to the four tufts of hair on its back, and as mentioned could have stinging glands.

Jivrashia 12:09 pm 26 Mar 12

IIRC it causes a moderate rash by the poison from it’s fine hair…

So don’t let the kinds touch it.

Merle 11:24 am 26 Mar 12

It’s cute!

poetix 10:53 am 26 Mar 12

That’s a Robert Menzies Eyebrow caterpillar. Or possibly a Pixie Merkin caterpillar.

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