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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar / Gusjenica

Description:

The small larvae of the gypsy moth take to the air and are carried by the wind. The larvae spin silken threads and hang from them, waiting for the wind to blow. The light larvae have long hairs that increase their surface area, which are suitable for being carried aloft. It has been hypothesized that storms carried the larva across Lake Michigan to the western shore, the span of dozens of miles.

Habitat:

It is a moth in the family Erebidae of Eurasian origin. It has a range which covers in Europe, Africa, North America. Spotted on Turpentine tree.

Notes:

Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/236... and (male) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/321...

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5 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Great series!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

:-)!

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

e to nisam primjetila...

injica
injica 7 years ago

ima i naušnice na 3. slici ;)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

ljepotica...

injica
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injica

Croatia

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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