painted vine moth Caterpillar
Caterpillar of Painted Vine Moth Agarista agricola IMG 5453 - This attractive Australian caterpillar feeds on the leaves of grape vines and also on the foliage of native plants of the Vitaceae family. It can also be found in a distinctly different form with orange and black stripes. (Click here to see an image of this alternate form.)The moth of which this caterpillar is the larva is also referred to as the 'Joseph's Coat Moth' due to its array of bright colours.