Archive for the ‘Larva’ Tag

Time To Bug Out Photograghy: February   20 comments


Details matter. Nature’s attention to the insect world never ceases to delight.

Round Headed Boroers Larva

While chopping firewood, the strange-looking larvae start to drop from holes in the center of the hickory tree. The birds seem to relish in the special winter delicacy as if someone lifted the top off an aromatic pot of soup.

Winter housing busted for round headed borers larva

The hidden larva is from the Cerambycidae family. The Round Headed Borers larva is a new species for me to observe.

Hickory tree feeders:The Round Headed Borers larva

The orange spots add great color.

All sized Round Headed Borers larva   The various sizes do not matter to the birds. A tiny wren took flight and dropped the fatted larva food about five times before settling in to eat.

Looking through the larva tunnal

Enjoy your day!

Vapourer Moth: A Bright Male Caterpillar   28 comments


Yesterday I saw my first vapourer male moth hanging out on a rose-bush.

 

I think this is the ‘peacock’ of all male caterpillars that I have seen in my life to date.

 

 

A warning about the pretty vapourer moth is do not touch to your skin. The hairs can cause mild irritation to most people.

 

Nature never fails to amaze me.

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

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