The Skull Caterpillar

This caterpillar is all decked out for Halloween! Ecologist and photographer Lui Weber snapped a photo of the rare pink underwing moth caterpillar, which has skull-like markings on its head:

Found below the altitude of 600m in undisturbed, subtropical rainforest, the species survives on the vine Carronia multisepalea, a collapsed shrub that provides the food and habitat the moth requires in order to breed.

Lui said: 'Sadly this moth is very rare I only know of a single adult seen last year so I do not have photographs of the adult yet.

'This southern subspecies is listed as nationally endangered in Australia.'

The Daily Mail has more awesome photos by Lui: Link (Photo: Lui Weber)


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