Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What a beautiful thing

My daughter found a caterpillar the other day:

What a beautiful little creature.

Usually we think of caterpillars as being the "ugly" babies that grow up into lovely adults... but in the case of this fellow, I don't think you could get much lovelier. That color looks like a Miami beach house.

I was able to identify it as the larva of a "White-dotted Prominent" moth. You never know what's going to show up when you provide habitat.

These guys aren't really beneficial. I don't care, though - I'd never seen a caterpillar that looked like he was carved from fine jade.

I wonder if I could take it to Lowes and get that color matched?

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