3 July 2010

Flowers and caterpillars (Nozy's Nature Pictures)







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18 comments:

  1. I was so fascinated by these caterpillars that I wanted to know what they were, so I think I found it: a cinnabar moth caterpillar. The moth is gorgeous. I got a link. Wonderful photo!

    http://www.arkive.org/cinnabar-moth/tyria-jacobaeae/

    http://meeyauw.blogspot.com/2010/07/camera-critters-117-tractor-chicken.html

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  2. Wow, I do not think i have ever seen that many caterpillars together. Great capture and your flowers are just lovely!

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  3. Flowers are lovely, caterpillars are not. LOL.
    JJ

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  4. wow I wonder what those little caterpillars will turn into. Lovely Iris - mine has just finished flowering up here.

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  5. Beautiful Iris!
    I'm sure the caterpillars will be too!

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  6. Very, very pretty flowers and great pictures!!
    But I love the caterpillar more:)

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  7. Thanks for sharing the photos today. I love to take caterpillars to school in the fall and have my students observe the changes. Many times we are blessed with a butterfly after a waiting period! ♥♫

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  8. The caterpillars are squirmy. I love your second shot. It's exquisite.

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  9. That's a lot of caterpillars! but I wonder how they will turn out later on, as butterfly I mean.

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  10. Love the color of the irises!

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  11. Must say, I like the flowers much more than the caterpillars...they're creepy grouped so thick like that! Ewwww. LOL

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  12. Those caterpillars are having a grand old time, what an amazing shot of them. I truly love the iris shot, they are beautiful.

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  13. Yep, those are Cinnabar moth caterpillars! They're the best natural control for Oxford Ragwort that we have - they can strip a plant down to the soil. Unfortunately, spraying for weeds has robbed them of their food source and I haven't seen them in that number for several years now. The moth is very pretty too, with fuchsia pink spots and striped on dark chocolate brown. Great shot!

    And I loooooove that first flower. Such a gorgeous blue, and I've always loved irises. I can't grow them here because it's too dry.

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  14. Caterpillars will become a beautiful butterflies, a great shot! Thanks for sharing!

    Turtles and frogs

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  15. I love the frilly parts of flowers! ANd I love all those caterpillars!

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  16. I love how the caterpillars have tried to masquerade as a flower but have been busted by other commenters anyway! Glorious shots by Nozy :)

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  17. I love Iris those were my moms favorite flowers. These are beautiful.

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  18. I have never seen a caterpillar close up. I have to say they don't look as pretty as the butterflies! LOL

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