Thursday, 9 June 2011

Comma Caterpillar

comma caterpillar

I spotted a few comma caterpillars in the garden this morning. The caterpillar above is 6mm. His bigger brother munching a currant leaf is 11mm :-)




comma caterpillar on a currant leaf

9 comments:

Emm said...

Oh my hat! Where is he putting it all! Greedy little thing.

fashionbeauty4you said...

Love the photographs:)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

It looks translucent. Like a peg from the Lite-Brite toy or something.

Lauren Axelrod said...

I was going to say the same thing Sharkbites. He looks see thru. I'm only used to the furry guys here in FL.

Interesting Foto said...

I'm wondering how this caterpillar get his name "coma caterpillar"

Sparkle said...

Great closeup video of the little snack, ahem, creature in action!

sixmats said...

Do you know why they are called comma caterpillars?

H said...

He's demolishing that leaf pretty efficiently!

John said...

Sixmats: the butterfly has a small white comma shape on the underside of its wings :-)

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