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painted vine moth caterpillar

orange and black striped caterpillar of australian painted vine moth on green leaf

Caterpillar of painted vine moth Agarista agricola IMG 5352 - This colourful 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 white and black stripes as shown by clicking here. The moth of which this caterpillar is the larva is also often referred to as the 'Joseph's Coat Moth' due to its attractive array of bright colours.

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