UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,

Io Moth Caterpillar

I sting you!

With Kevin’s help, managed to get a photo of this handsome boy–an Io moth caterpillar! I found him on the wild indigo. Photography was a ticklish business, partly because of the auto-focus on my iPhone, but mostly because caterpillars with spines like that can cause you a great deal of pain if you touch them.

Adult Io moths are pretty damn spectacular, and have crazy eye-spots, so he is more than welcome to nosh the wild indigo to his little heart’s content.

Originally published at Squash's Garden. You can comment here or there.

Tags: insects
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