Nettle caterpillars (Limacodidae)

Posted by itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 15 November 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The stinging nettle caterpillars of the Cup Moths usually remain together as a single hatching until they are larger which can only pose a greater deterrent against predators.
(Meizihu Park, Pu'er, Yunnan)

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Magnificent shot! The detail is superb! Wonderful abstract.

15 Nov 2011 10:34am

jay from MUMBAI, India


15 Nov 2011 12:20pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

they look like I imagine "bad" virusses ;)

15 Nov 2011 12:57pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

cool image

15 Nov 2011 7:39pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


16 Nov 2011 6:02pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Wonderful detail on these catterpillars.

19 Jan 2012 6:03am

Sony DSC-R1
1/100 second
ISO 160
72 mm


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