Friday, October 05, 2007

Giant Caterpillar

Caterpillar

One weird caterpillar

I posted one of these pics already but I am putting them up again because I finally got an identification and wanted to share a really great link with you. This fellow raised some of these caterpillars from eggs and documented the life cycle. The caterpillar is the larva of a Giant Silk Moth. I don't think I've ever seen one of these moths in the wild but the caterpillar sure caught my eye. I love how nature can be beautiful and grotesque all at the same time.

5 comments:

Kathe said...

It reminds me of the caterpillar in A Bug's Life.

Andrée said...

I'm so glad you re-posted this amazing animal. Coincidentally, I'm planning on going out on my land for the sole purpose of finding caterpillars tomorrow. This photo is one of my motivations. I'm going to the link now.

Crafty Green Poet said...

a miniature monster - totally fascinating - thanks for posting

Becca said...

Nature is so amazing and creative... Why else would such a thing exist?

Anonymous said...

I just found one of these caterpillars! Came in googled it and found you! I have never seen anything like it!
I may put him on my blog tomorrow, and perhaps I will link to you?

Stacey
www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com