A very rotund caterpillar. by hermann

A very rotund caterpillar.

I have no idea what will eventually emerge. I love the markings.
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methinks that "fat" was the word you were seeking ;-)
December 2nd, 2015  
What an amazing macro! The pattern is quite extraordinary!
December 2nd, 2015  
Reminds me of the kids' book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Great detail in the shot. Fav.
December 2nd, 2015  
Nice shot!
December 2nd, 2015  
Great close-up!
December 2nd, 2015  

Beautiful capture also do love the spots, you will need to tag him to see what he turns into.
December 2nd, 2015  
I hope he isn't eating your plants!! FAV
December 2nd, 2015  
Wow, he is fat. Probably turn into a jumbo jet.
December 2nd, 2015  
Terrific macro.
December 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful close up Sally, he is huge.....Fav
December 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful capture
December 2nd, 2015  
Jo
Instant fav, this is a brilliant shot.
December 2nd, 2015  

I love this macro ... the light, focus and perfect clarity ..Wounderful!!!
December 2nd, 2015  
I love this chubby little fellow! The spots are so amazing. Fabulous shot.
December 2nd, 2015  
Kim
Fabulous macro, Sally, he's a beauty! You are always so kind with your words that it doesn't surprise me a bit that you used the word rotund instead of fat. :)
December 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful close up capture
December 2nd, 2015  
Great macro, lovely colours and detail :)
December 2nd, 2015  
fun find... super highlighting bokeh placement
December 2nd, 2015  
Woa! Remarkable! Gorgeous shot Sally!
December 2nd, 2015  
Cool -- what great polka dots on that roly-poly caterpillar.
December 2nd, 2015  
Your close-up shots are always amazing. Beautiful caterpillar. It does seem he eats to much for his size.
December 2nd, 2015  
Well spotted and a lovely shot Sally
December 2nd, 2015  
Stunning, stunning, stunning :) Fav
December 2nd, 2015  
December 2nd, 2015  
Great capture and instant FAV.
December 2nd, 2015  
Nice photo
I don't think it is a caterpillar as it only has the 3 pairs of legs on the thorax and doesn't have any prolegs (false "legs: further along the body - on the abdomen)

It may be the larvae of a beetle from the Chrysomelidae family which are known as leaf beetles. There are over 3000 species in Australia and 35,000 worldwide - so can't help any further than that.

December 2nd, 2015  
Time for a diet.
December 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful pic!
December 2nd, 2015  
@imaginings Thank you for the comment. I was hoping that you would view this pic and give me the heads up on this critter. I checked out the shrub this morning and the rotund critters had disappeared and interestingly I spotted a reddish glossy beetle amongst the foliage, a link perhaps. It would have been cool to view the metamorphosis. Thanks again for enlightening me on the critters on our property. Have just googled larvae of the leaf beetle and it certainly fits the bill :))
December 3rd, 2015  
This is one neat find! He's definitely needs to check on Weight Watchers. Love the focus.
December 3rd, 2015  
Amazing detail and composition!
December 3rd, 2015  
Fabulous composition, details and focus! FAV!
December 3rd, 2015  
Glad to be able to help with some information.
The metamorphosis would be hard to see as most leaf beetle larvae bury into the soil to pupate.
A red shiny beetle also could easily be a Chrysomelidae - so it may be the adult form, particularly if on the same plant.
I need to check out the trees / shrubs around Woodville to see what species have emerged. Have you noticed any dung beetles yet ?
December 3rd, 2015  
@imaginings We do not run any animals as yet, our neighbour has cattle. I have not seen any dung beetles but to be honest, i have not been looking :))
December 3rd, 2015  
There is a very warm feeling in this.
December 3rd, 2015  
Love the fatness of this caterpillar! Great shot.
December 3rd, 2015  
beautiful shot ... unusual creature
December 4th, 2015  
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