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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. What a fuzzy little critter. Love the close up.

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

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

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

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  16. Oh no, I am not into worms lol.


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

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  17. he's a fuzzy little sweetie :)

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

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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

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

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

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

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  25. 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!!!

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