Thursday, November 3, 2016

Squirrels Are Evil - Caterpillars are Gorgeous

This last squirrel is not really evil.  He was provoked, and showed remarkable restraint for a wild creature picked up by a clueless boy.  What was this boy's mom thinking? 
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 This is the caterpillar of the Eudocima phalonia, or common fruit-piercing moth.  Amazing, what?

photo by Rich Grenyer   

 photo by John Horstman 
This stunning creature grows up to be a moth almost as frowsy as its larvae is superb.  

 photo by Hsu Hong Lin
 photo by Rohit

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