Monday, 10 March 2008

Oenochroma vinaria Adult

(For Gaye)

These photos could have been cropped better - but I can't find the originals!

This gives you a bit of an idea as to what to look out for.


Gaye from the Hunter said...

Thank you SO much. What fabulous moths !!

Some of my grevilleas have been over-run with Oenochroma vinaria caterpillars, and I have seen fit to cull a few.

It will be an exciting discovery if I can turn up some of these beautifully camouflaged moths.

Did you notice that I have used one of these caterpillars for my profile picture, as it is amazingly formed into a question mark, which is appropriate for my blog - questioning and learning about nature.

Many thanks.


Junior Lepid said...

It's my pleasure, Gaye.

The 'pose' is typical of this caterpillar (family Geometridae - loopers and inchworms)

I'll have a closer look at your caterpillar!

Junior Lepid said...

Yes, those telltail horns give it away, I think!

I've noticed two different colour groups here. The brown one as per the "Caterpillar Page" and I aslo see green ones. The difference in colour might have something to do with what variety of Grevillea they're feeding on.