Bug Shots

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A bizarre design

Posted by Darren on April 2, 2011

When I saw this small caterpillar (approx 1 cm in length) I was amazed at the bizarre architecture.  I only managed a few photos as it was quite difficult to catch the whole caterpillar in focus considering the limited depth of field.  I am glad that I captured the bizarre projections on the back which make this caterpillar a truly unique specimen.  I’m not even going to try identifying the species as I wouldn’t even know where to start, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

5 Responses to “A bizarre design”

  1. The only thing I can say is WOW!!!

  2. Darren said

    Hi Emma, thanks for the feedback. It was certainly a unique find.

    Also, thanks to Don Herbison-Evans from http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au for the Identification as the caterpillar of Homodes bracteigutta

  3. TGIQ said

    My word! What a crazy-looking critter!!!

  4. Nursey Jo Jo said


  5. Spectacular work. I’m using the same camera and lens plus SB800 flash and can’t get anywhere near the quality you are achieving. I wish I could could get some tips from you.

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