The insect world is beyond imagination. Natural selection has created so many different species that I don’t think human artists could even approach duplicating the feat. And, although describing is beyond my intention in this post, their lives are just as varied with strategies beyond anything we might dream up.
The White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma) that I found in Quabbin Park on August 26th is quite an example.This is one of the few cases where I posed an insect. It was crawling on my camera bag and had to be removed so I could leave. Naturally I placed it on a leaf and photographed. this cutie.Ain’t Nature grand? 🙂