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These caterpillars have four distinct tussocks of hair on their backs resembling a toothbrush. The caterpillar hair can cause irritation if contacted. They pupate in a woven cocoon under bark or foliage. The moths are not long lived and do not feed. Found on a Red Ash (Alphitonia excelsa).

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Further reading and Reference –   http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lyma/lymantriidae.html

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