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Geometrid caterpillar

Family Geometriade


Since I started to photograph nature, I came across a lot of amazing critters, including some stunning caterpillars. But this one went straight to the top, it is easily one of my top five caterpillars of all time. It's body is covered with greenish protuberances that make it look like a piece of lichen. An extraordinary example of mimicry. Last photo shows how it was when I found it, looking like anything but a caterpillar.

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LuisStevens 2 years ago

Congrats Sergio!

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations Sergio!!! Awesome spotting! Thank you for sharing :) Liana

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Well deserved SOTD! What an amazing critter!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Thank you so much for this renewed honor, Daniele. Yes, it was found in my wonderful, mytical couple of forest acres. A place that is the dream of an enthomologist! Thank you Polilla and DrNamgyal, for the nice coments. Xará, eu ainda espero te receber aqui, tenho algumas surpresas para te mostrar! :-)

Wow,another alien in Curitiba Xára:-)awesome find ,congrats on the very well deserved and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Sergio, this mysterious and stunning looking caterpillar is our Spotting of the Day! One more to your amazing collection, with 273 still labelled as unidentified in your Parana mission!



DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Sergio this is another special!

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Fantastic Sergio! Is this from your usual forest patch?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Thank you so much, Leuba. One thing I learned in the last years was to check EVERYTHING I see... :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Your spottings continue to amaze us Sergio. How eve did you spot this one ? - fantastic !!!!!

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.56, Long: -49.24

Spotted on Nov 4, 2016
Submitted on Nov 6, 2016

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