Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NATURE NOTES

A couple of days ago Gregg came in and told me that there was a very interesting caterpillar climbing up the side of his van, that I might want to take some photos.  I grabbed my camera!  Not the most ideal background.  I had a hard time focusing and asked Gregg for help. 










 As we were going out in the van we moved our little caterpillar to a more appropriate spot in the garden.


I went on line and at this link found that he would turn into a Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris.

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I am linking with Michelle's Nature Notes Thanks for hosting such a fun meme Michell. 

35 comments:

  1. You have the eye, heart, and right guy to enjoy life's treasures!




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  2. You got great shots! And I love the reflections! Hmmm...turn him over, and those could be legs!

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  3. He/she is a stunner - and will grow into a subtle beauty as well.

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  4. Are you sure someone didn't stick the end of a bottle brush onto the side of the van??? x

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  5. I love your 'finds' Denise. Have to see that your blog is very educational.

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  6. Denise, what a great find. It is a beautiful caterpillar.. Great shots.

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  7. A very special one! Reminds me on a cleaning brush ;) Great shots!

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  8. He is a little beauty.
    Reminds me of when I was a youngster. I found two beautiful caterpillars in Kings Park one day and brought them home. Some how they escaped from my bedroom and a couple of days later dad was wondering what had been eating his potplants. I didn't say a word and fortunately when they became butterflies they flew elsewhere.

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  9. he is truly VERY interesting..as are all your photos of him... great post. love it

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  10. they're so neat. they look like bottle brushes to me. :)

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  11. Interesting creature, for sure. Love those wisps on the body, kinda looks like my hair when I get up in the morning!

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  12. What a great guy Gregg is to help you find great photo ops!

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  13. How perfect, so beautiful and the garden will be a wonderful place for it.

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  14. he is very unique, there's also a rare clear one somewhere.

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  15. Cool shots of the caterpillar. I like the reflection on the van.

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  16. he's an interesting little fellow. you did good capturing him.

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  17. he is cute! i saw two caterpillers sunday, both different!

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  18. It's a pushmi-pullyu :-) Great shots.

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  19. A curious looking caterpillar. I've never seen one like that.

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  20. So fascinating. Sometimes the most innocuous creatures are the most striking. He almost looks like a bottle brush.

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  21. Great macros of that cat. Those hairs warn wildlife and people off as they can be irritating... Happy Week Denise.. Michelle

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  22. Good work noticing this unusual catepillar and even identifying it! Very interesting.

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  23. He looks very cute and smart Denise. He was obviously dressed to impress! A x

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  24. He is quite amazing. Your macros are excellent as well!! How exciting to discover something new to photography. Floats my boat for sure. :)

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  25. Nice views of the caterpillar. I'm pretty sure that is same kind that brushed against the inside of my forearm while I was pruning the hedge. It burned like fire and I had a red streak-- kept stinging for several hours!

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  26. Cute, but it looks rather threatening with all those spiky tufts.

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  27. an amazing little critter; kind of looks like a mini bottle-brush Carole, at snaphappyonline.blogspot.com .

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  28. That's a great shot and a fab insect

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  29. I find moth caterpillars are so much more interesting sometimes...very cool.

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