Sycamore moth caterpillar Actronicta aceris by julienne1

Sycamore moth caterpillar Actronicta aceris

This strange looking caterpillar looks as if he's just been to a psychedelic hairdresser! By comparison the moth he will turn in to is a very subdued and subtly mottled grey!
beautiful hairy details!
September 5th, 2017  
Wow - what a find. Great photo of such a colourful hairy creature.
September 5th, 2017  
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Amazing details and colors.
September 5th, 2017  
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Wonderful image.
September 5th, 2017  
lovely colours although with all those hairs I think I might avoid touching
September 5th, 2017  
This must be it's time to shine then. Such vivid colours and great detail on all those hairs Julienne.
September 5th, 2017  
A magnificent capture and detail, fav.
September 5th, 2017  
wow that's amazing :) fav
September 5th, 2017  
That's a colourful one Julienne, it reminds me of a bottlebrush
September 5th, 2017  
Beautiful capture of this colourful creature
September 5th, 2017  
How strange, they are so colourful. Are the hairs poisonous? We have two white cedar trees in our garden and from time to time get white cedar moth caterpillars on the tree and they strip it bare. The hairs of the caterpillars cause serious problems if you get them on your skin.
September 5th, 2017  
Wow, great shot.
September 6th, 2017  
@onewing they're not poisonous but like most hairy caterpillars if you handle them too much they can irritate your skin slightly
September 6th, 2017  
@suzanne234 yes it is a bit like a bottlebrush!
September 6th, 2017  
Great close up.
September 7th, 2017  
Great shot, amazing subject.
September 7th, 2017  
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