Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cloudless colorblast!

After waiting so long to find these caterpillars, I am really enjoying just looking at them. I love the color combination.

To really appreciate the colors you need to get up close.


And I always take the time to admire those fleshy little prolegs.

After keeping this lovely creature in a jar for a few days, I can safely say that those tiny droplets are not dewdrops, but apparently some kind of excretion. Which makes me wonder if those nubby hairs are not just hairs, but some kind of pores. I tried searching for this information. No luck so far.
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