Morialta Conservation Park – October, 2013 – mild conditions on Acacia pycnantha leaf
Photos & Text: Michal Dutkiewicz
I suspect this caterpillar was ready to make a coccoon – I had never seen this species before, and I thought it was quite spectacular. Do not touch the hairs, they can be very painful! – I have seen others since and they have always been much smaller – It is a pest on many species of trees and schrubs. – The moths are a rather plain, white.