Friday, July 23, 2010

New caterpillar

I spotted it on the blue mistflower this morning. And it did NOT want to cooperate with a photo-taking session. I finally plopped it in my hand, hoping it would "stand up straight." Nope. Instead, it curled up tightly and refused to show its pretty colors. I went back outside later for a second try and got a few shots but not very good ones. This specimen appears to be a yellow-winged pareuchaetes (Pareuchaetes insulata). A yellowish moth!

1 comment:

tina said...

You are SO brave. I'm always afraid of getting stung by unfamiliar caterpillars. I'm glad you identified it. I would've guessed a butterfly one for sure. Good shot!

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