Lepidoptera / Noctuidae

Phalaenoides glycinae

What are Grape Vine Moth Caterpillars?  

An Australian native, the Grape Vine Moth was identified in New Zealand in the 1940s as an introduced agricultural pest. A striking looking caterpillar; it's black with pale yellow lines in a cross-hatched pattern, a series of lateral red spots and a big red rump. It has long white hairs scattered over its skin.



Caterpillar-eaten holes in grape or fuchsia leaves.

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