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Loopy or what?

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jun 2017

Another bizarre creature identified by our experts in Search and Discover. 

Caterpillar from the genus Anisozyga

Caterpillar from the genus Anisozyga
Photographer: Betsy McCabe © Betsy McCabe

It’s green and furry. Is it a fungus or a fluoro moss? Believe it or not, Australian Museum experts have identified this creature as a caterpillar that will metamorphose into a Looper Moth. This caterpillar belongs to the genus Anisozyga in the family Geometridae. Our researchers are not sure of the exact species, but one member of the family is called a Weird Looper!

This photo was sent in to our Search and Discover team by Betsy from Werombi, NSW. Read more about Search and Discover at the Australian Museum here.