Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Surprise!

The last evening of Bug Shot 2012, I was in the “toy room” helping clean up.  I had set up an aquarium for photographing aquatic insects the first night and hadn’t put it away, so I scooped everything out of it and was about to pick it up and dump the water out when I saw this clinging to the outside:

curve lined owlet caterpillar

Curve-lined owlet caterpillar

What a crazy cool caterpillar!  I believe it is a curve-lined owlet caterpillar, Phyprosopus callitrichoides.  It comes as no surprise that this is a woodland species.  Can you imagine how hard it would be to see one of these on a tree?!  I happily snapped a few shots, then I took it outside before I finished my cleaning.

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11 responses to “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Surprise!

  1. This is the coolest thing I’ve seen all day, and that’s saying something considering I spent my morning doing work in the reptile dept at my zoo!

  2. Wow!! I never cease to be amazed at life’s amazing forms.

  3. I should phrase my comments better (see above)!! I was just so, well… amazed that I forgot how to express myself. :-)

  4. That looks so alien-like! Fantastic!

  5. Definitely a cool accidental find. I can’t imagine trying to deliberately search for one of these.

  6. Pingback: Reblog: SURPRISE!! « Vampyre Fangs

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