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Grevillea Looper

Oenochroma vinaria


30 mm in length. Orange with white dots and 'horns' on the dorsal thorax. Adult moths can be brown to pink, resembling a dry gum leaf. They have curved wingtips and a yellow line across each wing.


These caterpillars can be found on plants in family Proteacae. This specimen making a meal of my Grevillea 'Lana Maree'.


Shown here is the defensive posture. When disturbed, the caterpillar curls the head under the body exposing the horns and markings on the thorax.

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1 Comment

DanielePralong 3 months ago

Great quality in this image Ruth, and good notes!

Please consider adding it to our 2019 Best Photo mission:

Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 3 months ago

That is so cute! We enjoyed your picture and information.

Ruth Spigelman
Spotted by
Ruth Spigelman

NSW, Australia

Lat: -32.94, Long: 151.75

Spotted on Apr 11, 2019
Submitted on Apr 18, 2019

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