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  1. Donde

    Donde TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Here[s a caterpillar I saw today:

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    As I moved it gently into position for the photo with a piece of plastic at hand I think the tip of one of the spines broke off as they are designed to do when anything brushes against them and the globule is venom it would inject. It was pretty viscous. Not sure though.

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  2. BrentC

    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Very cool! Very medieval looking.
     
  3. Steven Dillon

    Steven Dillon No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Brent,
    Nice. I like the first image the best. That does NOT look like a critter to mess with.
     
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    Nice shots. I like the first one best. I like the position of the caterpillar.
     
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    I honestly wish I could look at the photos and tell you which one I like better but I scrolled down so fast because I hate how that thing looks. YUCK!! haha
     
  6. Donde

    Donde TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I only included the second photo to show the globule of venom emerging from the spine. No artistic intent intended. Just illustration.
     
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    That's one armoured little beasty! Any idea what kind of caterpillar it is?
     
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    No I don't but I'd like to know. It's the only time I've seen it.
     

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