Beauty

I love this caterpillar. I wish that more than one had survived from the eggs the mother laid, so I could preserve one as a voucher. I was considering preserving this one, but today I noticed it was beginning to pupate in the bottom of its container. I guess I will wait for it to emerge as an adult.

brumosa (3)

Acronicta sp. (brumosa? afflicta?), mother collected in Big Bend, Texas

brumosa (4)

Acronicta sp. (brumosa? afflicta?), mother collected in Big Bend, Texas

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Posted on July 2, 2013, in Acronicta, Acronictinae, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beautiful indead! That first shot is great…

  2. Lovely, I love how it looks old and leathery and those hairs – wow! You are very good with taking photos too!! 🙂

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