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19-JUL-2015 Christine Hanrahan

Rose hooktip caterpillar (Oreta rosea), #6255


At first, I passed off this caterpillar as just a curled brown tip of the leaf, but then on second glance saw it was a critter. It is, however, resting right next to a dead bit of leaf... great camouflage. This is a very early instar. They do get bigger than this. The adult (moth) is a very pretty pink colour. The head of this critter is on the left.

Panasonic LUMIX FZ200
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Carol Rollins20-Jul-2015 13:26
Excellent find and shot Christine.
Jim Coffman19-Jul-2015 23:43
Another great closeup,Christine!
Carl Carbone19-Jul-2015 23:23
Great camo! You have great eyes!
globalgadabout19-Jul-2015 23:08
certainly a master of disguise...fine shot..
Helen Betts19-Jul-2015 21:50
It's amazing that you find these things! An excellent closeup, Christine. V.
Raymond19-Jul-2015 20:57
Where do you find all them bugs? Wow
Fabienne19-Jul-2015 20:49
On dirait plutôt un petit bout de bois. Cette chenille à l'art du camouflage.

C'est une très belle image.
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