It's a good life.
Beautiful! But how can something that eats lichen end up looking like THAT? I bet other moths disapprove.
I saw my first of the season Sunday evening and started doing a little research. I'd love to find a larvae which are said to flick their fecal pellets away to thwart parasitic wasps using smell to find their prey. That ought to be an activity worthy of an UTube video.
Beautiful picture, amazing colours. We get a lot of moths in the UK.. I'm thinking of getting a moth trap so that I can see them properly. The bats love them!
hugh,I'm sure the other moths make comments behind his back. Jealous, no doubt.Marvin,The fecal flicking habit of the caterpillar is intriguing, isn't it? I've never seen one in action though. Must keep my eyes open.Jane,The nearly endless variety of moths is pretty amazing. Sometimes I find the wings left over after bats have munched out on the moth bodies.
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