A Hawkmoth Caterpillar

By CaroleS
Not sure which Hawkmoth caterpillar this is, the colouring suggests Oak or Eyed. It was on our apple tree which I believe is a favourite of Eyed but that pale colour looks like Oak. I was slightly thrown by the little horn on its head as my little book does not mention it and other images do not show it either. I am probably completely wrong but never mind!

Thank you for recent comments and votes.

Best wishes
Carole

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Hawkmoth Caterpillar

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:02AM
Whatever the species, this is a wonderful portrait.

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
9 Oct 2012 8:04AM
Well camouflaged ~ a fine macro capture.

Albert
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
9 Oct 2012 8:07AM
A rather beautiful macro.
Good sharp.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
9 Oct 2012 8:13AM
What a beauty, Carole, wonderful colouring and markings, wish I could spot one Smile Carol
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:14AM
wonderful colour and tones carole brilliant detail a cracking close up nice one Wink
andy
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:37AM
Superb macro Carole Giving us lots of detail
Jim
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
9 Oct 2012 8:55AM
You've captured it well Carole.

Ken
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
9 Oct 2012 9:04AM
Wonderful macro capture, a well defined image!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Oct 2012 9:05AM
Superb detail, Carole. The spots on its side seem to float off my screen.

Dave
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Oct 2012 9:25AM
With such a great macro you can tell which end is which, something I bet you can't do with ease otherwise! Fantastic details.

Ann
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
9 Oct 2012 9:44AM
Well spotted Carole by you (he's quite well spotted too!)
Joan.
9 Oct 2012 9:55AM
A superb detailed shot of this little master of disguise. You have sharp eyes, Carole, to have seen it.

Lavina
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 10:12AM
Strange and alien in its little green world - this is brilliant.
Moira
9 Oct 2012 10:14AM
what incredible detail.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 10:25AM
'How on earth did you manage to find this wonderful creature?" A wonderful photograph stuffed with immense detail and clarity.

Regards Nathan
9 Oct 2012 10:58AM
super find and excellent capture love the detail and the fine clarity

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Oct 2012 11:00AM
Stunning quality capture Carole.

Regards

Trev.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
9 Oct 2012 11:09AM
Well spotted. It took me a while to realise it was a caterpillar rather than a leaf!
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Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
9 Oct 2012 11:26AM
Brilliant Carole. Superbly detailed closeup.
Ron
9 Oct 2012 11:32AM
Maybe it's eating another species of caterpillar, I'm probably wrong but it looks like it's enjoying eating something..............then again.........TongueTongueTongueTongue

Great macro, it's so well camouflaged..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 11:56AM
A very nice macro image...
Very hard to see and find..
Well done..

Dave
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 12:08PM
A gorgeous image I've never seen one of these.
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
9 Oct 2012 12:28PM
Fantastic capture, glad to be your # 30! Patti Smile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 1:12PM
Oh isnt he lovelyGrinGrin He looks like a "Haribo"GrinGrin
You are more well informed botanically than me CaroleWink
Diane
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
9 Oct 2012 1:21PM
Wonderful--- looks like he is sugar sprinkled!
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
9 Oct 2012 1:40PM
You did well to stop this as it blends in to the surrounding well
Regards Richard
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
9 Oct 2012 2:54PM
It looks like a rolled up leaf to me Carole !!
But I am sure it will be a little catterpillar.
Good shot.
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Oct 2012 3:31PM
Very well spotted, Carole - it almost looks like a leaf, making itself camouflaged! A lovely quality close-up Wink
Trev Smile
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
9 Oct 2012 5:45PM
Great Macro
NettaSmile
9 Oct 2012 5:46PM
Fantastic shot Carole, I like this VERY much.

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 5:51PM
It looks very squidgy whatever it is. Sad Great detail Carole.
Ann
howdog Plus
7 25 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 6:03PM
Outstanding macro work Carole!
Iain
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 6:10PM
It's a fine capture of what I think is the Eyed Hawk Moth Caterpillar, Carole, but that bit on its mouth has me bemused. I've done some googling but have failed to come up with an answer.
jdinne 13 16 England
9 Oct 2012 6:24PM
Brilliant Carole, superb detail.

John
9 Oct 2012 8:03PM
Fascinating detail Carole.

David
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:44PM
Absolute stunner Carole, Peter..
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 9:58PM
Another splendid macro so well camouflaged, I'm surprised you spotted him!
KateGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Oct 2012 11:35PM
what a pretty caterpillar, looks like it is covered in small pearls.
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
10 Oct 2012 5:38AM
Excellent details

Peter
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 7:06AM
What detail - excellent capture Carole
Jason
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
4 Nov 2012 5:50PM
Marvellous detail and clarity in this caterpillar close up

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