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Colorful [May. 23rd, 2005|11:40 pm]
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When I was a kid, I found a green caterpillar with short stalks in rows running up its back. The top of each stalk had short black hairs around it and a beautiful colored dot in the center. I named it Colorful and promptly lost it in the house. I was sad for a few days until we found a large cocoon on the underside of one of our kitchen chairs. I kept it in a jar until a large butterfly emerged and I let it go.

As a grown-up, I began to doubt my memory of how incredibly cool and colorful the caterpillar was. But today, in the Austin American Statesman, there was a picture of the same type of caterpillar Colorful was.  It's the vertical caterpillar. It is sooo cool looking! According to the paper, it's a cecropia caterpillar.



The Statesman has more cool caterpillar pictures here.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2005-05-24 06:25 pm (UTC)

cool photos

You are a budding entomologist. First pics of grubs and now caterpillars. Grubs are more tasty but the texture of the cecropia is to die for.
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