Image: Spitefire larvae - Hayley Rush

Spitefire larvae - Hayley Rush

These Caterpillars were eating on a young Sydney peppermint sapling in the street at Bilpin, NSW. When disturbed they excreted faeces and also white fluid from their pores, as well as raising some spikes. This deters predators.
The picture was taken with a Minolta DiMAGE X50 5.0 megapixel camera with a flash and daylight.

Hayley Rush
© Hayley Rush

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