Subject: Strange Caterpillar – Australia
Location: NSW Australia
September 10, 2013 8:02 pm
Came across this quirky looking caterpillar yesterday and have never seen one like this before.
I am in the Hawkesbury region of NSW, Australia.
The caterpillar is about 5cm long. Would love to know what he or she will eventually become.
I also have a video of him if you would like to see it, he is just adorable.
We did a quick scan of Butterfly House, but we didn’t have any luck identifying your caterpillar. We really must go to bed now. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist us in identifying your distinctive caterpillar.
Update: September 26, 2013
One of our readers supplied a comment indicating this might be the caterpillar of the Sparshalli Moth, Trichiocercus sparshalli, and based on photos on the Brisbane Insect Website and Butterfly House, we agree.