Fun Fact

15 September 2022

This wee master of disguise is the Fruit Piercing Moth Caterpillar, showcasing its excellent camouflage.

The pest (from Sarawak’s Mulu National Park in Malaysia) has taken on snake-like features as a defence mechanism – including large fake snake eye spots at one end of its body.

Coming in at number 15 on KVH’s Most Unwanted list, this fruit piercing moth has reportedly caused damage on kiwifruit in Queensland Australia.