Grapevine moth caterpillar - Phalaenoides tristifica by Gabrielle  Lees

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Grapevine moth caterpillar – Phalaenoides tristifica. A spikey caterpillar eating Boston Ivy

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 2 years ago

    Ooh…! Fabulous find and capture!!

  • Thank you so much Donna! xx

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful caterbug, Gabe, what does he grow into?

  • Hello Jesika, long time no chat? How have you been? I saw on TV tonight that you guys got a big dump of more snow, it’ amazing! I’ll send you some heat. OK I have no idea what caterbug this is but I should try and look it up. I don’t think I’ve seen this one before in my garden. It was eating on the Boston Ivy.

    Gabe :) xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Hi Jesika, I just found it, it’s a Grapevine moth caterpillar – Phalaenoides tristifica

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 2 years ago

    What a great find ! ..well done girlfriend- Love it xx

  • Hello there my sweet! Thank you so much, you are way too kind.

    Gabe xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, that certainly is a SUPER macro. Great detail my friend. You nailed it.

  • Hey there Chrissy, why thank you girlfriend! I found this little fella on the Boston Ivy and thought I should get a shot before something ate it. There’s about 3-4 caterpillars that I’ve seen, have no idea what type but I should try and look it up.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful macro my friend ! Outstanding capture ! Hugs

  • Hi Tom, thank you so much! I just found out the name of this caterpillar, it’s a Grapevine moth caterpillar – Phalaenoides tristifica.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you so much Lynn for the lovely comment.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Gabe

  • Thank you so much Larry!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 2 years ago

    what a beautiful leaf eater……eagle eyed Gabe on the prowl! super shot girlfriend

  • Hehehe! Yes got bored again Loree! xx

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 2 years ago

    Wow! This is a remarkable specimen,fantastic capture!

  • Thank you so much Anna! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    Great find and capture. Do they eat all the grape leaves?

  • Hi Bunny, this one is eating my Boston Ivy which I suppose is also called ornamental grape. Yes it tends to like the older leaves.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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