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The Laugher

Charadra deridens


A white fuzzy caterpillar with a black painted ivory face.


On an old wooden wall about dense grass and below a large unidentified tree. It was dusk in mid September, not far from the Arkansas River. Climate was hot and humid.


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Matthew Hammond
Matthew Hammond a year ago

Lol! It's actually something to do with the adult moth's wings, how at rest they resemble a laughing face, but I just don't see it!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Ha ha... I don't suppose you know where that common name came from?
(had the volume up full on the vid lol)

Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2019
Submitted on Sep 20, 2019

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