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Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

This little guy and ALL of his cousins have moved into my garden. They seem to like this particular weed more than the vegetables at this time, but I need to know if they are good guys or a bad guys.

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Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

That looks to me like the caterpillar of the Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae in the Arctiidae. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pheronet/ins/tyriajacob.html
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=3683
which love to feed on Ragwort Senecio jacobaea and other members of the Senecio genus

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

Thanks, now I know what those moths are that we saw at the beginning of the summer.

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

You might like to add your images to the Bug Files. I have just created an entry for the Cinnabar Moth at http://davesgarden.com/bf/go/240/

Ken

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