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Caterpillar of the Vapourer moth.

By FeatherFriend
Hi all, this little guy/gal is approx 10mm long and rolls itself into a ball 5mm diameter when disturbed, possibly only a couple of days old if that. By some standards a RECORD shot but hope someone may be able to identify it. BTW, the dark patch by he head is a slight bend in the leaf, that's how it was when taken. Must say I couldn't see the colour or detail until I saw it through the lens...what a wonderful thing nature is and so beautiful...catch up with you all later Wink
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my previous upload and a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand) and Fred (Badgerfred) for the UA's, really appreciated and valued.
ID now confirmed, many thanks to Gill (GillyB)

Tags: Caterpillar Wildlife and nature

Voters: Big_Beavis, DicksPics, NaturesHaven and 55 more

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
8 Jul 2013 1:45PM
No idea.......CarolG or Ade Osman will probably ID............GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Jul 2013 2:08PM
A new one to me, Geoff, would also love to know what he/she is going to turn into Smile. A super capture. Carol
lovely macro shot great colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 2:15PM
I just thought when I saw this wow the beauty of nature and what a good image.
Regards John.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 2:33PM
It's fairly bristling at having it's photie tookWinkWink.
Great shot capturing this hairy critter in wonderful detail.
superb image Geoff,pin sharp macro.ray
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 3:16PM
Lovely capture ..... is it a vapourer moth caterpillar?

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
8 Jul 2013 3:31PM

Quote:Lovely capture ..... is it a vapourer moth caterpillar?

Just googled it and you are correct Gil, so kind of you to take time to view,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Jul 2013 4:51PM
A prickly delight--- sooooo well photographed! LIKE!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Jul 2013 5:04PM
He really is a very handsome creature Geoff. Cracking good mcro.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Jul 2013 5:36PM
very impressive caterpillar with beautiful bokeh..
and I would have bet money on the fact that he works at the local car wash Smile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
8 Jul 2013 5:55PM
Thanks everyone for popping in,
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:13PM
A cracking 'pillar shot Geoff

He's a wee beauty without a doubt

Could be a Vapourer Moth Caterpillar

Great photo!
Lovely shot
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:00PM
Great shot !!.....what a colourful chappie !!
8 Jul 2013 9:10PM
What a beauty Geoff, very well captured indeed, 1st class observation.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:15PM
Hmmm a creepy crawly!
but a very good image of one Geoff
DerekL 13 191 24 England
8 Jul 2013 10:14PM
One of Nature's little marvels captured so well, Geoff.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Jul 2013 10:33PM
A marvellous close up of this hairy little fella, the detail and colours have been superbly recorded
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
8 Jul 2013 11:21PM
Thanks all,
8 Jul 2013 11:28PM
Excellent capture and superb details Geoff..Lin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Jul 2013 12:26PM
Put it in a box and send it my way please Geoff.Wink
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
10 Jul 2013 12:15PM
So well spotted and photographed! Splendid image, glad Gilly was able to ID it for you! PattiSmileSmileSmile
10 Jul 2013 12:16PM
What an interesting find & image Geoff. Hope you and Fran are OK, Lou
10 Jul 2013 1:54PM
Cracking shot geoff
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
10 Jul 2013 3:36PM
Thanks all,
Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 Jul 2013 3:41PM
Like the fine details in this good close up capture.
Regards Richard
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 5:58PM
wow not normally a beasty lover but this one cught my eye. lovely macro workGrin

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:28PM
excellent detail captured Geoff.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 10:11AM
Just superb Geoff.
16 Jul 2013 7:55PM
Nice one Geoff, well captured
18 Jul 2013 10:57PM
A fantastic image Geoff
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 9:37PM
Excellent detail with all those hair and red spots... works nice on the green leaves,
21 Jul 2013 2:49PM
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:17PM
stunning detail, excellent macro work.

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