Grey Dagger caterpillar (Acronicta psi)

Munching its way through dogwood (Cornus alba) leaves.


#188 in my photo-a-day project.

Vicki DeLoach, TBR and 7 more people faved this
  • phil corley 7y

    great shot, havnt seen one of these this year.
  • Roger Sanderson 7y

    Wonderful detail ,very sharp.
  • augray 7y

    Fantastic detail. I am seeing a lot of caterpillars around here now. More of the fuzzy ones finally.

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  • Wendy Darling 7y

    beautiful! I love the smooth bokeh.
  • cheryl 7y

    looks like a caterpillar with ladybugs on it. nice shot.
  • smakkkk 7y

    Excellent details
  • Dusty Pixel 7y

    Macros are my personal favorite and I really like this one!
  • RijkV Fotografie 7y

    Beautiful image !


    Have a nice day.
  • Keven Law 7y

    Another stunning insect macro capture, I love the colours, lighting and tones, keep up the great work...:O))
    Congrats on making Explore...:O)))
    Your a creative genius my friend, I hope your having an awesome Friday and you also have an awesome weekend....:O)))

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    You Are A Light Painter!!!
  • 5JǿǾǿГ 7y

    Gorgeous find! I've still not seen a caterpillar this year! ;-(
  • Les 7y

    Spectacular caterpillar and photo Rachel.
  • Red Snapper9 7y

    stunning shot of a beautiful caterpillar
  • poppy2323 7y

    this is a textbook-worthy shot! (actually, better than that... i've found that textbooks often have crappy photos...)

    gorgeous... and one i've never seen before (which makes sense, it being native to the UK and all...). Interesting to me that it's obviously happy eating a North American tree. I looked this guy up... seems it's happy on all kinds of different host plants!

    Thanks for sharing - beautiful shot. =)
  • Greg Miles 7y

    That's excellent.
  • Adrian Royle 7y

    Lovely one!!! I think I saw one today on a fence post near Saltfleet. As I was in birdwatching mode, no macro with me, how stupid is that! Oh well maybe tomorrow.

    Gas exchange eh, better leave that alone, wouldn't want to lower the tone :-)
  • Stephen Buchan 7y

    Beautiful insect and excellent bokeh.
  • Chitra Aiyer 7y

    fabulous macro. lovely colors and details.
  • Happibun 7y

    Quite stunning. I'd have been terrified of this if I had encountered it as a child.
  • Marinyu Anyu 7y

    Superb picture from this ugliness.
    Similar :

    csúnyaság a begónián #2 by molamoni
  • jessica lowery 2y

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Taken on September 8, 2008
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  • 105.0 mm
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