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:

Cloudia said...

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




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Ginny said...

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

bruce ruston said...

Cool caterpillar

ladyfi said...

What amazing close-ups!

Elephant's Child said...

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

Em Parkinson said...

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

Valerie said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

maryaustria said...

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

Mimsie said...

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.

Sandra said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Linda Kay said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

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

Karen S. said...

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

Adam said...

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

Pat said...

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

Felicia said...

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

Tanya Breese said...

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

jabblog said...

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

William Kendall said...

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

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

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

Janie said...

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

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

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

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots.

Mama Zen said...

Great shots!

Susan (ABON) said...

What a cool caterpillar!

Gail Dixon said...

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

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

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!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

ewwww creepy crawlers:(

pattisjarrett said...

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

Carole M. said...

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

SeagullSuzie said...

That's a great shot and a fab insect

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

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