LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Maria Grist, Lorinna, Tasmania)
This is a blue furry Caterpillar
The caterpillar has a lump on the back near the posterior end, and a pair of fleshy filaments behind a lacy black and white pattern behind the head. The filaments are black with yellow bases. The length was about 6 cms.
(written 9 February 2017, updated 12 February 2017)