From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Incognito

Discovered by touch



Naturally disguised caterpillar
I was going to pluck a leaf off this tree, and then I felt a turgid little lump in my hand along with the leaf. I don't know what sort of caterpillar it is.

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3 comments:

Limey said...

Now don't quote me on this but I think that what you have there is a Luna moth caterpillar. You are certainly in the right part of the world for it to be so.

Collagemama said...

As a person who works with preschoolers, I'm pretty afraid of finding turgid lumps! My current mantra is Flush And Wash.

On a slightly less gross train of thought, we are finding hornworms as big as cigars on our tomato plants. I hope you have a luna moth caterpillar.

Genevieve said...

I probably won't get to see if it becomes a luna moth or not. This little fellow lives down the road a couple miles from us.

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