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15 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wonderful!!!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

What a cool caterpillar!

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ martinl
Thank for sharing me..never know before..but is look so funny without wing.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

This will not become a butterfly but a rather plain moth. In some species females never develop wings and look like a fluffy grub, laying eggs over their cocoon and staying nearby as if to guard them. I bred some out and always got females so far. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/799...

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ matinl
Thank for your information!! and may I ask you what kind of butterfly can be??

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

my pink moth has the same black band behind its head and molted to reveal that it is a tussock moth. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/783...
I suspect yours is similar.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

yep this caterpillar is very spicy...
makes me itchy just looking at it...
excellent photo and spot Uma

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ starIeaf
I'm not sure and I has no idea about Biology...so many families and spicies!!
I'm rather let the one who really know teach me about it..it is better for me..sorry. :)

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ Leuba and Atul
thank you for your comment.
some time nice thing dangerous too.. :)

starleaf
starleaf 8 years ago

Is it similar to this? (http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe...)

I've seen such pale tussock moth caterpillars twice, and had been very careful in photographing it.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

I've experienced it too ,it is really bad and itchy.....

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

you have some fascinating creatures Umaporn - great photo !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Yeah... I squashed one on back of my neck once... all neck and face and chest turned to crocodile skin for 3 weeks... had to stay inside to not scare people.
Very bad.

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ Argy Bee
If you get those hair on your skin...hooooo..it can be really itchy!!! ;)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fuzzeeee! And with eye mask still on from the airplane.

UmapornSarasat
Spotted by
UmapornSarasat

Ko Samui#nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Spotted on Dec 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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