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Peppermint looper (Paralaea beggaria) This little caterpillar was swinging on it&#039;s own bungee cord from a large gum tree. <br />
Crazy-paved pink/purple head shield. About 20mm long.<br />
Found in a local sports nature reserve.<br />
Highly variable as larvae.. good description here...<br />
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Peppermint looper (Paralaea beggaria)

This little caterpillar was swinging on it's own bungee cord from a large gum tree.
Crazy-paved pink/purple head shield. About 20mm long.
Found in a local sports nature reserve.
Highly variable as larvae.. good description here...
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/naco/beggar.html

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  1. This is so right on so many levels, love it! Posted 3 years ago

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When young, these Caterpillars are prettily striped. The green dorsal surface has broad dorsal and ventro-lateral stripes that are black and dotted with white. The sides are creamy yellow with a brown lateral stripe. The ventral surface is green. The brick-red head and tail segment adds to the striking appearance of the caterpillar.
The mature caterpillars have a number of colour forms. Most have a green dorsal surface and blue-green ventral surface, which are separated by a yellow lateral.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 4, 2016. Captured Sep 12, 2012 00:47 in 11 Forest Oak Dr, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • DSC-HX30V
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 10.56mm