Sunday, 10 June 2007

GREEN THUMB SUNDAY

I think this is a moth caterpiller...who needs science fiction characters with colourful creatures like this in our gardens. Sisah has suggested it could be Orgyia antiqua,the rusty tussock moth....I did a Google and it certainly looks similar. Thanks Sisah!




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13 comments:

sisah said...

Fantastic slide show, brilliant photos of this very strange looking caterpillar. As far as I could find out it is a Orgyia antiqua,the rusty tussock moth.
Liebe Grüße
Sisah

RUTH said...

Thanks Sisah!

Jeanette said...

Hi Ruth thats one creepy looking caterpillar..

CG said...

Have a lovely Sunday Ruth xxx

Mark said...

Hi Ruth,
Like the slide show,have a look at Eclectic Studio Cafe, she has a similar picture together with some other excellent nature images.

Cheers Mark

Debbie said...

The slide show really makes this guy creepy! I haven't seen many caterpillars yet but I do have something eating my tender new shoots. I plan to do a research today!

Thanks for viewing my weed today! Now those are plants I can grow and grow lots of with little effort!

Jean said...

What a creepy critter! Sure is interesting! Thanks for the walk on your last post. Super pictures!

Curtis said...

very interesting! The slide makes it even more so. I wonder what the adult moth looks like?

Akelamalu said...

Fantastic slide show Ruth. :)

Captain Lifecruiser said...

That's just fantastic. What a creation mother nature does sometimes... *shaking my head*

Thanks for stopping by :-)

skeet said...

Wow! So beautiful and yet ... not! I don't see many caterpillars here in the islands. While I'm not squeamish about little, many-legged critters, I really don't miss them at all. The photos are lovely, though!

chigiy said...

Great slide show for a very interesting caterpillar.

Sara said...

Your slide shows are always inspirational. What an unusual caterpillar.
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