08.10.2019 Must be scratchy on the way down

I wouldn’t imagine a bird would swallow one of these twice…if at all.

Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-Spilosoma virginica-aka Yellow Bear.  There’s more to Moosehorn Pond than frogs.  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 08.10.2019 Must be scratchy on the way down

  1. It seems Austin is part of greater Virginia:
    https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1116217
    Even so, I wouldn’t swallow one of these caterpillars, either.

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  2. This photo shed a whole new light on this caterpillar- literally and figuratively. Very nice.

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    When something is known as both a tiger and a bear, it must be fierce. Leave well alone, I would say. 🙂

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never seen one of these, although it’s been reported in Brazoria County, where I tend to hang out. I’ll have to watch for both the caterpillar and the moth, especially since that moth is one of those (ahem) nondescript little things that seem to be fluttering everywhere and are so hard to catch photos of. I rather like the color of the caterpillar, but those droplets of rain or dew are an especially nice addition.

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  5. Val says:

    It looks like the seeds of a dandelion clock all lined up in a row! (I expect if a bird managed to eat it, it’d be a bit peppery/gingery/hot as in ‘ouch’!)

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