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Crazy Caterpillar 2 (Spring insects ). Photo by NicksMacro
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Crazy Caterpillar 2

Uploaded by: NicksMacro

Friday June 7, 2013

Seymour, IN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I haven’t had time to ID this amazing caterpillar. When I carefully opened the taco shaped leaf, I expected to see a spider. I first glance I thought I had found a small tree frog. :-) NEAT!!!!

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4. llpj04
3:49 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
Nice find & awesome series
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3. gingyb
9:41 AM GMT on June 09, 2013
Awesome shot and information from Kathy
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2. NicksMacro
6:24 AM GMT on June 09, 2013
Thanks for the ID help and for the info :-)
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1. ChrisAnthemum
6:00 AM GMT on June 09, 2013
It is one of the swallowtail caterpillars, Nick, probably a Sassafras Swallowtail. What look like eyes are just colored spots designed to frighten off predators; the caterpillar's real head is down in front by its legs. Those caterpillars are fond of hiding in the rolled-up leaves of the sassafras tree. The two orange organs in the other picture are osmeteria and have a funny smell, again designed to put off predators. If you keep this caterpillar and feed it more leaves of the type you found it on, it will pupate and emerge a beautiful dark butterfly.

Update: Congrats on your series AC! All photos are outstanding; 10's for each.
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Father of two, (I need to update my avatar shot)Husband of one, (16 years on the rollercoaster) Engineer, (For a soulless corporation)Macro Photographer, (For ME - and any who would look)Thanks for looking. :-)

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