Eutricha capensis

Life quite literally gets dull for Eutricha capensis, the Cape Lappet Moth, once it’s done with being a caterpillar.
While the moth is a dreary brown, our garden was filled with big, hairy, orange caterpillars today:


This one was about 90mm long and was enjoying its last few days of being colourful and gay before its metamorphosis into something far more drab.

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