Gum-Leaf Skeletoniser by David Toolan

Canon 60D – Tamoron 60mm f2 1:1 macro.
The gum leaf skeletoniser what a name, it gets its common name from the way in which it feeds on gum leaves – by completely consuming the surface of the leaf and leaving only a skeleton of veins behind. The caterpillars are covered by very fine delicate long white hairs and spines which are capable of causing urtication (rash or irritation). Skin contact with the live caterpillars often results in a sharp stinging sensation, followed by a persistent itchy skin rash. The object on its head, almost looking like a hat is from when the caterpillar sheds its skin.

Welcome to Dave’s Red Bubble Site. Dave was born in Ireland and grew up in Dublin and he has lived in Australia for the the last Six years. Dave enjoys anything that is creative and he has done from a very early age. He has a BA degree in Graphic design and enjoys painting, drawing, photography, print, web design and playing music.

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  • Clive
    Cliveover 2 years ago

  • Clive thats awesome much appreciated.

    – David Toolan

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.over 2 years ago


  • Glad you like it, Thanks Nicole.

    – David Toolan

  • stevefinn77
    stevefinn77over 2 years ago


  • Thanks Steve

    – David Toolan

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – November 10/2012!
    Have a wonderful Week!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thats Awesome. Thank you.

    – David Toolan

  • Neutro
    Neutroover 2 years ago

    Great shot!!!!

  • Thank you, glad you like it.

    – David Toolan

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