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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?

creepy crawly

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What bug will this be?
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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