Its a pity, you couldn't get closer. Yours has a nice pattern!
Those caterpillars can be quite fascinating from up close. I think our members here from Australia and Asia could show us some beasties
Perhaps you should get a close-up lens/filter to add to your kit-lens.
Btw.: I think your image-quality is good enough to try a little closer cropping!
Beneath is one of those that crawled across my way, when I had my 35mm/2.0 ready. Still had to do some cropping.
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