False Head Caterpillar

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Pictures of the adult male & female at http://caterpillar.ento.csiro.au/galler ... semiaurata .

The caterpillar is much more interesting!

BTW, that part about "pair of eye spots which can open and close" is completely consistent with being spiracles. Each spiracle comes equipped with a simple but effective set of muscles for changing the shape from clamped shut in a very elongated shape, to opened into a more broad oval.

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Bravo Adrian, superb shot! And such a cool looking 'pillar!
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