Monday, 20 May 2013

Macro caterpillar: Ctenucha virginica

 It is hard to identify critters. I thought I might be able to figure out which butterflies or moths I expect around here, and match it, but there are few photos of the caterpillars. The butterflies are much more fun to photograph!

Ctenucha virginica - courtesy wiki
I went to BAMONA, and submitted my photo. They confirmed (all volunteers) that it is a Ctenucha virginica.
I had to go to Wiki to find a photo of the adult moth!

When I fished it out of the goldfish pond, it lay there and I thought it dead. Happily, it unfolded and scampered off, after I photographed it.

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