I never saw THIS before!

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  1. Rathbone

    Rathbone TPF Noob!

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    Looked like a cross between a caterpillar and a sea anemone.

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    I usually don't interfere with nature when photographing it, but my interest was piqued so I pulled him off with a stick, and put him on the propane tank next to me for a better look.

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    If anyone knows what this is, please tell me! LOL
     
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    I have never seen anything like it. Not sure what it is but he sure is a cool looking bugger! I am interested to see what it is too.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    what the hell is it wearing!?.... looks like some kind of funky vest?!..... very unusual creature, well captured :thumbup:
     
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    this site claims it is a --> "Saddleback Caterpillar (Sibine stimulae)"

    awesome captures of this little critter... very nice. :thumbup:

    there are some strange bugs out there. i found this caterpillar last year and was equally enthralled --> [post=29391]What is it?[/post]


    edit: Here's another site that shows the moth that it will turn into --> http://www.marylandmoths.com/Html/Limacodidae/Sibine_stimulea.html

    oh, and I wouldn't touch it, another site had these comments on it... :stun:

     
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    :lol: :lmao: :biglaugh:

    You read my mind!
     
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    Rathbone TPF Noob!

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    Maybe that's why I found this just a few steps away!
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    LOL @ the vest comments...I thought the same thing!

    And yeah I wasn't about to touch it not knowing what it was lol
     
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    That is definitely the strangest catterpillar I've ever seen! Nice capture. :D
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    VERY interesting little thing. Good taste what clothing (and the colours thereof) is concerned ;).
    Lovely photos (good backgrounds, too, colourwise :greenpbl: ) of this little one and of the same after it has metamorphosed. Cool.
     
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    yea, he seems to have the same fashion sense as you
     
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    It's a strange looking but well captured bug.
     
  11. JTHphoto

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    that's a great shot too, when i was trying to ID it, i came across a few websites that would probably love to have some of these shots for ID purposes. Everyone I saw was more of a brown color, not orange. Maybe you discovered a new sub-species, you could name it. ;)
     
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    hahaha the last pic when THIS is lying upside dow (I think so :0 ) made me laugh :D great thing :D and a nice vest... I'm sure Corinna would love it.. it is GREEN!
     

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