Friday, July 9, 2010

Camera Critters

When we were at Big Meadows a few weeks ago, I was walking along the trail when I saw this little creature. I tried to imagine him as a butterfly or perhaps a moth, and only wished I could have identified him. Can anyone give me a clue as to which one he might be?


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28 comments:

Janie said...

No clue on his identity, but he surely is an interesting little guy.

Little Messy Missy said...

Very cool...going to the "Ugly Bug Ball"!

A Brit in Tennessee said...
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A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sorry about the deleted post ...
No idea....thought at first it was a Woolly Bear, but his markings are wrong.
I like him though ;)

diane said...

I don't know but he is having a bad hair day.

We love Luna said...

ohmigod, interesting critter!
I think I would not chase him!
purrs and love
Luna

jabblog said...

Well spotted! I hope the bristles aren't irritating but then, if they are, presumably they're a defence against some predators.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice photo. Interesting.

Snap said...

Hairy little thing, isn't he? !!! Lucky you spotted him. He might have been squashed.

Indrani said...

Hairy and scary, definitely it will turn into something beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

I was thinking wooly bear too, but I am not sure. It is an interesting critter. Have a great weekend, Denise!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Hmmm, interesting. No idea as to ID, but I do have a nice caterpillar field guide. I'll check it out.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Cool Shot !!Great Close Up !

cat said...

What a fuzzy little critter. Love the close up.

ksdoolittle said...

Hi Denise, Judging by the picture, it looks like a Dubious Tiger Moth (Spilosoma dubia). ~karen

lina@happy family said...

Great close up :)
Interesting little one, but I avoid to touch it...

carolina mts said...

Looks like our "Wooly Worm" from the mts here - don't know what he grows up to be tho.

chubskulit said...

Oh no, I am not into worms lol.


Hope you can drop by to see my Camera Critters, have a happy weekend.

Dianne said...

he's a fuzzy little sweetie :)

Michael said...

I haven't got a clue either. Nice find.

Animor said...

That's a cute little critter, I will not try touching that, they sting and make you itchy skin. Love the close up photo.

AL said...

Denise, it's not a moth and it's not a butterfly. It is a pest caterpillar which munch leaves in the garden until they're all gone. Be careful of that hairy thing on it, once it touches your skin or falls on your skin, it will itch until welt spreads all over your body. Believe me, we have lots of the in the mango tree every summer and I was a victim of it once.

KaHolly said...

Denise, that's what caterpillars do - munch all the leaves off the host plant until they are gone. It is their job. They live to eat so they can morph into a beautiful butterfly or moth!! ~karen

Kay said...

That is such a cool close-up, Denise. What a fun little creature!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

He almost looks like an elongated caterpillar but I have no idea. He is very unique to say the least. A great capture.

magiceye said...

an interesting catch!

Craver Vii said...

Judging from the thick, brown coat, I'd say that's a bear. A very, very little, brown bear. Maybe.

Denise said...

Thank you for all the great comments and I think after those warnings I won't be picking it up, even if it is as cute as a little teddy bear!!!