Saturday, February 9, 2013

Camera Critters: Red Caterpillar


I love backyard bug hunting with my kids.  So many fascinating creatures to find, like this red caterpillar we found early this last December.  I'd never seen a caterpillar like this.  Would love to know what he turns into, if anyone knows.  He looked like he was about to make a cocoon, but we had a freeze that night and the next day I couldn't find him.



7 comments:

  1. Wonderful Macro shot...pretty little guy!
    Happy weekend! :-)

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  2. Great shot. He is quite colorful, it would have been interesting to track his metamorphosis.

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  3. haha, lovely color. I have this one too before but i thought the color was because of the color of the leaves. It might as well be mimicking your wall, i wonder if they mimic at this early stage of development. It is a sphinx moth synonymous with hawksmot caterpillar. We also have the green and the orangy-brown!

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    1. Thanks so much Kalantikan! Cool to know what they are. Maybe it is mimicing our brick wall!

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  4. so amazing what you might find in nature! If this litle guy were green in color I'd say he was a tomato worm (not welcome in my garden!) Did you ever find out what it was?

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    1. I never did! And I never saw another like this while we were living there. Maybe someone will clue me in eventually.

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