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


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

  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.