Sunday, 14 January 2018

From this to that

Found another caterpillar nibbling away on one of our plants, Grevillea "Honey Gem", but it is one that I know but haven't posted previously. It is the caterpillar of the Pink Bellied Moth Oenochroma vinaria one of the GEOMETROIDEA family.


Posted 31/3/2016
The species is found throughout most of Australia and the caterpillars feed on members of the PROTEACEAE family such as Grevilleas, Hakeas and Banksias

2 comments:

  1. Unusual looking caterpillar and good to see a photo of the adult moth too :)

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  2. It is quite distinctive and it has an interesting defense posture of curling the front half underneath to male the markings and small protuberances on the back standout.

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