Thursday, August 26, 2010

Apatelodes torrefacta

Having never seen one of these amazing fluffy critters before I was completely fascinated. I think I took close to 100 photos. It was so difficult to get one that was in focus. The images below are a few of my favorites. I was able to identify it as Apatelodes torrefacta.







































































































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35 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs! I find it fascinating as well. And who knows such a beauty can be very painful.

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  2. Thank you! I had no idea that it would be painful while I was photographing it - glad I didn't touch it during the process!

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  3. That is amazing! You got some really great photos!

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  4. Nu uh!! That is one crazy caterpillar!

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  5. Oh...don't you just want to cuddle that little fuzzy bear?! We have some similar but not that hairy...I wonder if he would be the same type, if he had a haircut :)

    Now, aren't we funny? I do the same thing with my fingers and camera - SO MANY pictures of one little thing that interests us so. It's just so exciting.

    Hope that you don't have the trouble that I do in choosing which ones to share. That's almost a crazy frustration of mine at times :)

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  6. Yes - I take SO many photos - and I do have the same problem of choosing which are my favorites!

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  7. ok, honestly, this sort of creeps me out - I am not a fan of bugs!! Amazing photo tho

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  8. neat! I would have taken tons as well!

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  9. That looks so cool, although I would have wondered what Kitty Paw had done!

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  10. Wow I would love to see one of those. Great pictures.

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  11. Wow! That is so cool, I've never seen anything like it!

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  12. If you hadn't told me it was alive I would have thought it was a cool piece of fluff...

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  13. Is that a catepillar?!? We just have brown fuzzy ones around here. That one is so colorful!

    bec@theiheartblog

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  14. Very cool captures. That is a really funky looking caterpillar!

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  15. Wow! I've never seen one of those before--seriously cool and I think it's pretty :)

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  16. Oh my goodness! What an amazing looking little creature. Wish I had some of those around here to look at.

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  17. Wow! What a crazy caterpillar, the second shot is my favorite; for whatever reason it reminds me of Cousin Itt!

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  18. That second shot looks a little shaggy dog!

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  19. Whoa, that's a crazy awesome caterpillar! We have buckmoth caterpillars here EVERYWHERE during the spring, but they are not nearly as cute, and they HURT if you step on one or touch it.

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  20. Where did you find this critter? It is gorgeous and your photos are amazing.--Inger

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  21. This critter was just on our back steps - luckily I saw it before I let my dogs out!

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  22. No way is that a bug. It looks just like a fuzzy piece of yarn...
    L.

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  23. What the heck? Nice pictures of some weird little bug. I'm glad I didn't see him, I don't like furry bugs they creep me out.

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  24. Very bright yellow arn't they? Those are great photos you took!
    ~Kimberlee
    www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh my gosh! I've never seen one of those either! WOW! It's the cousin 'it' of the caterpillar world! That is so great that you caught something that is so rarely seen! Nice job and thanks for the follow and entry, I look forward to future entries! I am following back! Nice blog!

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  26. Thank you so much Natalie! I look forward to keeping up with your blog and the fun shoot-n-tell.

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  27. wow that looks like a very interesting critter! Reminds me of Dory from Finding Nemo.

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  28. Wow, this is one interesting critter! I thought it was just some yellow lint or something. :)

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