Sunday, 17 February 2013

Caterpiller Charm

I have hesitated in posting this caterpiller, because I don't know if it's a moth or butterfly caterpiller, so don't know it's name. There are so many different ones, and it's been very difficult to identify.

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty. love those little hair spikes. :)

Rita Vaselli said...

Not quite what I love the most, but your ability to shoot pictures ,dear sonija, makes it a pleasure to my eyes too!

Nancy said...

Let's hope it's a butterfly one because his coloring would make a beautiful butterfly.....

Those little spiky hairs are interesting....

Juan García said...

Waoo it's beautiful.
Ilove them your photos ;)

Nava said...

Great light and detail--fun to see.

Juliana said...

so fluffy))))
well done!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Mostly I am not charmed of caterpillars. But thinking of butterflies it becomes another story. Great images, Sonjia. I am a bit jealous of you because of that lovely sunny weather that I can see on your pictures. Next week we will get in the Netherlands frost in the night again. Wish you a great new week. Greetings, Joke

S. Etole said...

Such a colorful one.

Stiletto said...

I have similiar caterpillars in my garden too. I noticed that the hairy ones tend to be smaller than the smooth skin ones. There is much detail that is captured by you.

ShySongbird said...

I think it's rather beautiful Sonjia and your photos of it are lovely. I wondered about a Red Admiral butterfly although I can't remember if you have them there. I'm not very knowledgeable about caterpillars and as you say it could even be a moth rather than butterfly. Do let us know if you ever find out, it's very intriguing :-)

Maria said...

They came out really sharp, with no out-of-focus areas. These are very good macros.

Adam said...

very nice

susan said...

lovely markings but what spikes!!!!!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl

Yes, so do I Theresa:) Those little tufts of hair were hardly noticable before enlarging the photo. I think the fringe could do with a trim:)

Len said...

We had a frost this morning so that would have made his hairs stand out if he had been here! You and you photos are a breath of Spring.
LEN

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli

Good morning Rita:)

I understand that they are not everyones cup of tea, but thank you for such a lovely compliment:)

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
It certainly has nice markings and colour, and would as you say make a lovely butterfly,.. without the hair!!

Breathtaking said...

Juan Garcia

Thank you Juan! I also think your photos are great, taken with a camera that I also use sometimes.

Breathtaking said...

Nava

We have had some rain but the light is great on sunny days. I'm so pleased you think it's a fun picture. I love his little red prolegs and hairy tufts.

Thank you for your visit Nava:)

Breathtaking said...

Juliana
Thank you Juliana:)It's a tactile creature, if you like caterpillers.

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)

I guess caterpillers are more facinating than beautiful.Each to his own!!

There are signs of spring every where, and when I'm out and about I already see so many butterflies, which is quite unusual.

Take heart Joke, the frost you are getting wont last, and once again I will be able to see your beautiful photos of butterflies, as well as your excellent winter
mist and frost pictures:)

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Yes indeed,a lovely colour. Hope he escaped the birds attention!!

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto

I agree with you that the smooth ones do seem to be larger than the
hairy caterpillers. So pleased you like the detail in this small one:)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!.. Beautiful pictures.. Congrats and regards..

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
Thank you Jan:) It is a very attractive little caterpiller, and ofcourse I will let you know if I ever find out what kind it is.

We do have Red Admirals here, but I don't think it is a Red Admiral caterpiller as the hairs are slightly different.

Breathtaking said...

Maria

Thank you Maria for your very nice comment:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam

Thank you Adam:)So pleased you passed by!

Breathtaking said...

Susan
The hairy tufts are part of it's charm I think, but I could'nt help thinking of (Franjinhas)!!!:)

Breathtaking said...

Len
Thank you Len:) Spring is definately in the air here with very sunny days, and lots of bees and butterflies everywhere. Sorry about the frost you are having.

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella

Hi Ana! Thank you so much:)

Bob Bushell said...

I can't tell you, all I do know, it is beautiful. Great photos.

Giga said...

Mimo, że gąsienice są ładne, to wolę piękne motyle. Pozdrawiam.
Although the tracks are nice, I prefer the beautiful butterflies. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:) Perhaps I'll find out one day!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
I agree with you Giga! Although some caterpillers are seriously pretty, I don't think they can compare with the beauty of butterflies.

coco said...

Hi ! wonderful pics !
gfc-coco

Breathtaking said...

Hi Coco!

Thank you so much:)

magda said...

My dear Sonjia
What wonderful photos!!!
Congratulations!!!
Many kisses

Sonia Aguiar said...

Son unas fotos muy interesantes. Los colores son muy hermosos. El gusano destaca sobre la hoja verde. ¡Te felicito!
Un abrazo.

Breathtaking said...

Magda
Thank you Magda:) So pleased you like them.
Hugs :=)

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar
Thank you Sonia, and thank you for commenting on both my posts.I really appreciate your visit.
Hugs and Kisses.

ioan moldovan said...

Your pictures are so bright ... I remember the summer!
Many greetings!

Breathtaking said...

Ian Moldovan
The light does remind one of hot
summer days, but infact these pics were only taken three weeks ago. It's pouring down with rain today however!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over, he became a butterfly :)

Barbara said...

Such a fun close up, he is really having a Hair Day.

Breathtaking said...

Barbara
He certainly looks like he could find his way around much better with a fringe trim:)

Ian x said...

Behold ,Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

Genesis ch.27, v.11.

So, hello Esau.

Breathtaking said...

Ian
This made me smile:)

Mary Brown said...

The highlight green caterpillar. beautiful photos

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you Brown eyes:)

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