Subject: What is this caterpillar?
Geographic location of the bug: Sydney, Australia
Time: 02:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi
Found this little agile one eating my curry leaves. Want to know if it is a pest amd curious about it’s species. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed: Curious gardener
Dear Curious Gardener,
This is an Inchworm or Spanworm in the family Geometridae. We believe it might be Hyposidra talaca based on an image posted to the Butterfly House website. Though curry is not listed as a food plant, the site indicates: “It is polyphagous, eating the foliage of many plants including the crops.”