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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