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Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Calliteara pudibunda

Habitat:

Forest

Notes:

Finally my number 1000 goes to this amazing caterpillar I found 2 days ago. And this is the same species I spotted in Denmark: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/378...

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29 Comments (1–25)

Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous spotting, FaredinAliyevski. I can not believe I missed it back in Sep...

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Thank you, Ursula and GregMasteller!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 7 years ago

Great Macro!

Ursula
Ursula 7 years ago

awesome! :)))

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thank you Jason!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Congrats Faredin! Fabulous!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

:)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

so nice.........

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Merci Emilie, happy to be in Gif...I'm surprised how green and beautiful it is. Almost like living in a mountain :)

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting, and welcome to Gif-sur-Yvette, Faredin!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thank you everyone! Yes, Daniele...from now on I need missions that are for french spottings and this part of Europe so thanks a lot.

Shiny hair

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

cats is short form for caterpillar :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congratulations on your 1000th spotting Faredin! You already have 5 missions selected for this spotting but if you're interested we have a local mission for the Île-de-France area:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1692...

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Happy 1000! and very pretty spotting chosen for it! :-)

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Nice color.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks staccyh! Jemma, cats? :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

wow ,you do have lovely cats here!

staccyh
staccyh 8 years ago

Congrats on your 1000th spotting Faredin! Beautiful photo.

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

nope, not the slightest idea of doing that! :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

I hope by saying juicy you didn't think of bitting it :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

Wunderbar! :)

but I like this colour the best, it's so juicy! :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

I took both photos during a dark day so I used flash for both so there shouldn't be much difference. I think this one was bigger and also had more color. I think they differ in color by age, they can even get some kind of red color. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchen-Stre...

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

It looks like this one has more hair! :)
differences in colour are due to the lighting, not because this caterpillar is brighter, right?
In the photo this one really looks more beautiful! ;)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Sintija, thanks! This one looked more beautiful than the one I found in Denmark :)

FaredinAliyevski
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Gif-sur-Yvette, Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Sep 27, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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