Wednesday, September 19, 2007


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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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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