Posts tagged caterpillar

A Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar sits on a carrot plant in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA. Picture: CORBIS

A Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar sits on a carrot plant in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA. Picture: CORBIS

A very hungry caterpillar munches its way through an autumn leaf in this photo captured by keen macro photographer Arief Perdana, in the garden of his home in Indonesia.  Picture: ARIEF PERDANA / CATERS NEWS

A very hungry caterpillar munches its way through an autumn leaf in this photo captured by keen macro photographer Arief Perdana, in the garden of his home in Indonesia.  Picture: ARIEF PERDANA / CATERS NEWS

Is it live, or Muppet? (by rjdudley)

Is it live, or Muppet? (by rjdudley)

This species of caterpillar grows an enlarged, green coloured, section of abdomen which overlaps its actual head.  It is thought this acts as a deterrent to birds by resembling unripe berries.  Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features

This species of caterpillar grows an enlarged, green coloured, section of abdomen which overlaps its actual head.  It is thought this acts as a deterrent to birds by resembling unripe berries.  Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features


We live in a strange, beautiful, and often alien-looking world. Case in point: the crystal-clear Jewel Caterpillar of Central and South America, pictured here in all its translucent glory.
This particular caterpillar (which is known more formally as Acraga Coa, and metamorphoses into this equally stunning orange moth) was spotted by photographer Gerardo Aispuru near Cancun, Mexico

We live in a strange, beautiful, and often alien-looking world. Case in point: the crystal-clear Jewel Caterpillar of Central and South America, pictured here in all its translucent glory.

This particular caterpillar (which is known more formally as Acraga Coa, and metamorphoses into this equally stunning orange moth) was spotted by photographer Gerardo Aispuru near Cancun, Mexico

The Milkweed Tussock Moth.  Habitat: From southern Canada, and south to Texas and Florida in North America.  Photo by Melissa McMasters

The Milkweed Tussock Moth.  Habitat: From southern Canada, and south to Texas and Florida in North America.  Photo by Melissa McMasters

foxgloves:

Cecropia caterpillar (by Lida Rose)

foxgloves:

Cecropia caterpillar (by Lida Rose)

njwight:

Macro Monday!

njwight:

Macro Monday!

njwight:

I found this guy squatting on my deck. He is now happily living in my parsley…and eating it quite quickly. I will try to keep tabs on him…

njwight:

I found this guy squatting on my deck. He is now happily living in my parsley…and eating it quite quickly. I will try to keep tabs on him…