Caterpillar by judithdeacon

Caterpillar

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and FAVs on my St Clere picture and for putting it on the PP, always such a thrill!

I found this little blighter destroying a plant in the garden of my Mum's residential home, no idea what it is and I wondered if anyone knows?
no idea...but truly a lovely capture! such wonderful detail! fav
June 19th, 2013  
Looks suspiciously like the one I photographed the other day and which has been identified by some very knowledgeable 365 members as Tussock Moth/Vapourer It's strange because I'm pretty sure I had never seen one before and I believe you don't live a million miles away from me so maybe there's an influx of them this year! Ps I believe they have quite a reputation for decimating plants!
June 19th, 2013  
Oh wow --- he makes me feel itchy just looking at him but what a beauty
June 19th, 2013  
@paulaw Thanks Paula, this was in Felixstowe and I have certainly never seen them before. I think when I visit today I might take my gardening gloves as this is a beautifully planted new garden so lots of lovely tender shoots for him!
June 19th, 2013  
@softeze Thank you for your lovely comment and Fav!!
June 19th, 2013  
Great shot!! it's some kind of caterpillar, and I have seen them before, but don't know what they are called. Fantastic colours! They are certainly very hungry caterpillars!
June 19th, 2013  
By the way, I love the background, and how you showed the chewed end of the leaf!
June 19th, 2013  
Any sort of caterpillar has to eat and eat but I appreciate his colourfulness!
June 19th, 2013  
Lovely capture, even if he's a blighter!
June 19th, 2013  
instant fav
June 19th, 2013  
Great shot and such beautiful detail.
June 19th, 2013  
Good shot
June 19th, 2013  
Jo
Great capture of this hairy and colorful little chap.
June 19th, 2013  
Great macro capture,colourful caterpillar!!
June 19th, 2013  
very beautiful photo Judith
June 19th, 2013  
Definitely a Vapourer moth caterpillar, and a very handsome example!
June 19th, 2013  
I love the colors and detail! Great shot! :)
June 19th, 2013  
Great looking caterpillar, fantastic detail in this shot.
June 20th, 2013  
He is making short work of that leaf.
June 20th, 2013  
Destructive little guy but really cool details.
June 20th, 2013  
Wow! Look at those bristles! Fab shot.
June 20th, 2013  
Great close up and details. A beautiful but destructive little blighter - it's had a really good go at that leaf!
June 20th, 2013  
Not sure what his name is, but he is beautiful! Amazing capture!
June 21st, 2013  
Great capture, wonderful colours and detail.
June 21st, 2013  
Like his colours.
June 22nd, 2013  
Fav! Beautiful capture - love the colors and the detail. Did he eat the leaf? :)
June 22nd, 2013  
Wow what wonderful textures in this Judith! Reminds me of the children's book The Hungry Caterpillar.
June 23rd, 2013  
really best enlarged !
June 23rd, 2013  
he looks a colourful fella...nicely spotted
June 23rd, 2013  
Great capture, Like the colour and the composition!
June 24th, 2013  
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