Yellow caterpillar bends over backwards

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    The caterpillar of The Sprawler, Brachionycha sphinx. Thanks to tristanba for the ID.

    Handheld, natural light, some cropping.

    londieone, Yato, atranswe, josediaz, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. cordobits 95 months ago | reply

      hahaha... an acrobat! This world-class image was found in
      Global Village 2 (post 1 - give a globe to 5)

    2. tristanba 95 months ago | reply

      This is a larva of the Sprawler (a moth) - the name comes from just the pose you have pictured - it throws back its head when disturbed. The adult does not fly until the autumn. Great image!

    3. nutmeg66 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comments - appreciated. Special thanks to tristanba for providing an ID and behavioural notes!

    4. koduckgirl 95 months ago | reply

      WOW AMAZING shot!!! love the color and pose you caught!!!

      it is currently displayed @MEDIUM as one of MY 5 FAVE PHOTOS OF THE DAY on the front of 1on1nature for May 12th congrats!

      it's also archived here
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    5. very1silent 95 months ago | reply

      Absolutely great caterpillar. While there are some neat ones around, most of the ones I see are just plain ugly.

    6. inesbexiga 95 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture.

    7. Ari, 95 months ago | reply

      This photo is just WICKED!

    8. koduckgirl 95 months ago | reply


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    9. Perseus1 95 months ago | reply

      See

      www.flickr.com/photos/ecoheathen/490073897/

      for the ID. I have not double-checked it.

    10. Baruda 94 months ago | reply

      ehehe, is aerobic hour??
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    11. yellowrubberduck 94 months ago | reply

      ooh, this is a very interesting shot!

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    12. babka_babka 94 months ago | reply

      love it :-)

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    13. Lord Cuauhtli 93 months ago | reply

      streeeeeeeetch...and make the salute to the suunn...all riiiiiight... now relax.... LOL

    14. Lord Cuauhtli 93 months ago | reply

      post you colourful and lovely bug here please!!!


      Your photo involves such a beautiful personal expression !.. please feel free to join us at Expressively U

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    16. koduckgirl 80 months ago | reply

      oooooh this great shot has been POD or POWed by me so please add it to:
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    17. Chad© 78 months ago | reply

      Excellent Capture!

      Please add to....
      UK Caterpillars Only!

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