Mr. Niblet

The famous Mr. Niblet emerged as a moth this week! He was so named because of his penchant for biting (or “nibbling”) me when I tried to change out his leaves. He was a big fat Acronicta afflicta caterpillar.

You might recognize him as the first LOLCATerpillar:

Or as this angry guy

And now… here he is!

This is the end of the road for Mr. Niblet, though (I could also check if he’s actually a he or she…). He went into the freezer, and is now in a relaxing chamber so that I can pin him and spread his wings tomorrow. He will be a beautiful specimen. I’m hoping to find many more of this species this summer!

Posted on April 6, 2012, in Acronicta, Acronictinae, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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