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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: amysn
2005-06-05 11:55 am (UTC)
A little late, but I've been meaning to tell you that I really like this photo. Love the caterpillars, the colors and detail and the shape they create together. Only wish the background was more out of focus so that the caterpillars and their symmetry pop out more.
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