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    Cup Moth
    thanks to duckforcover for identifying what species she is :)

    1. duckforcover 103 months ago | reply

      Hi there, just wondering what country you took this image?
      Looks like a cup moth, in Australia we have a look a like seen on this web page.
      www-staff.mcs.uts.edu.au/~don/larvae/lima/limacodidae.html
      Great macro image, would not like to touch those spines, they look nasty.

    2. joshDubya 103 months ago | reply

      hi dfc, thanks for the link!!! very informative! the final moth looks quite plain for such a beautiful caterpillar!

      i took the shot during a hike in the mountains of wuyishan in southern china. i was pretty surprised when i found her; thought the pollution would have already killed any wildlife worth taking a picture of ;)

      yep the spines looked nasty indeed. used a twig to gently move away the leaves blocking my shot, then moved the leaves back over her to hide her... we chinese have been known to eat just about anything

    3. duckforcover 103 months ago | reply

      It is indeed a beautiful caterpillar, the colour is amazing for a moth. As for pollution, we on this planet have to all change our ways and look after mother earth.

    4. crafty1tutu (Ann) 101 months ago | reply

      What a gorgeous coloured caterpillar - it makes my mottled cup moth caterpillar look downright plain.

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