Australian Grapevine Moth larvae – I’ve been watching out for these cuties on my grapevine. I have to be quick as I think the birds like them, too. We are expecting a warm week, so maybe my grapes will ripen after all. The blackbirds are checking them daily, and the sparrows.
The Australian grapevine moth (Phalaenoides glycinae) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is endemic to the south-eastern half of Australia, but is an invasive species in many parts of the world, including Canada and South Africa.
Photos taken with the Nikon D3000.
Okay, a weird camera angle there! It is upside down – we’re looking at his chin and the first two sets of legs.
Thanks for looking. I trust that you’re having a fine weekend. 🙂