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‘Killer’ Caterpillar Invasion Hits Coast

THE SUNSHINE Coast could be in the grip of a ‘killer’ caterpillar invasion, with sightings of masses of hairy caterpillars reported.

Sightings have been reported via social media today with a long procession of the bugs spotted in Noosaville.

A species of the caterpillars, known as processionary caterpillars, which are a sub-species of the bag-shelter moth, pose a threat to horses with mares able to ingest them as they pupate in soil.