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” This moth occurs over much of Australia. The adult moth has freckly brown forewings each with three orange and two white spots near the middle. The hindwings and abdomen are brown and the thorax is off-white and hairy”. The caterpillars are extraordinarily camoflaged  in the shape of their host tree the eucalypt gum species. First described by Hering in 1931. Click hyperlink below for amazing caterpillar images.

I.D. and reference courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans and Stella Crossley.

Further reference – http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lima/transvestita.html 

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