Early Instar.

By bricurtis
Early Instar.

This young Puss moth caterpillar will eventually change to look like THIS

I was lucky enough to find 5 of these on willow branches - so loads of pics.

Thanks to all who took the time to comment on my previous image - much appreciated.


Tags: Insects General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Caterpillars Wildlife and nature Puss moth caterpillar


taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Aug 2014 4:19PM
He is a different sort of caterpillar than what we see-- like the bg as well
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 4:27PM
Superb shot, Brian.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 4:31PM
Still think the look odd, but a great capture Brian.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.3k 30 England
20 Aug 2014 4:43PM
It's got it wrong - Swan to Ugly Duckling!
Super shot again.
Cracking image Brian,stunning detail in this beauty.

ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 6:17PM
Excellent macro,
Ali GrinGrin
Richsr 13 91 223 England
20 Aug 2014 6:28PM
Good details colours and interesting shapes Brian.
Regards Richard
Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 6:32PM
Beautiful, would love to find a caterpillar like this!
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 7:12PM
Another real stunner Brian.

DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 7:24PM
An amazing example of macro life shown in wonderful detail in this fine image Brian!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Don
20 Aug 2014 7:27PM
Superb shot - brings back happy memories
richmowil Plus
11 425 2 England
20 Aug 2014 7:42PM
Nice image. I like it a lot!
20 Aug 2014 7:50PM
Superb shot Brian. Cathy
JohnoP 15 2
20 Aug 2014 8:15PM
Brian, you never cease to amaze me with a) what you find, and b) your amazing and exceptional quality of work! Stunning! Smile John
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 8:28PM
An amazing image Brian stunning photography

IsabelC 6 51 10 Denmark
20 Aug 2014 8:31PM
Very cool - perfect against the light green background. It looks very alive Smile

Isabel Smile
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
20 Aug 2014 9:11PM
Thanks to Bob for the UA - very much appreciated.Smile

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 9:16PM
love the colours Brian, and just had to click on 'This'
great to see, and definitely a great shot
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
20 Aug 2014 10:03PM
Stunning in all respects Brian…

bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
20 Aug 2014 10:46PM
Thanks you Ade - good to know your looking in - thanks for your UA.Smile

20 Aug 2014 11:03PM
Great image Brian,
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
21 Aug 2014 1:59AM
An excellent capture Brian.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
22 Aug 2014 11:31AM
Great detailed shot again Brian,
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 3:20PM
Amazing shot and I do so like your processing.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 8:10PM
I've loved your pictures of this peculiar caterpillar, Brian, and had to look up its instars last time because I had seen so many different stages pictured. This one is very attractive.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
23 Aug 2014 12:21AM
What a great find Brian, nothing misses your eagle eyes nor Ade Osmant's by the look of things!Wink I can't recall ever seeing this caterpillar before, it certainly is a unique and very unusual looking one

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