Can anyone identify these caterpillars?

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Subject: Can anyone identify these caterpillars?
From: "Nick Payne" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 15:19:07 +1000

This afternoon, while walking across the oval between Blaxland Crescent and the Griffith shops, about every five or ten metres I came across one of these caterpillars, each of them busy digging itself a hole. Every 20 seconds or so the caterpillar would back out of the hole, deposit a small ball of dirt, and head down the hole again to grub out some more. Average body length around 3.5-4cm.


Nick Payne



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