2009/03/01

Moving Right Along

This beautiful caterpillar was on my carrots last summer.

17 comments:

K and S said...

huge!

HappySurfer said...

Yes, she (I just know it's a she) is beautiful. ;)

I wonder if she'll turn into a butterfly with that same pattern. You think?

Very nice picture. PandaB. Thanks for sharing it.

Pandabonium said...

K and S - it was pretty big, about a centimeter in diameter and several cm long.

HappySurfer - indeed it did. It became a swallowtail butterfly. Just google "Papilio machaon" and you'll find pictures of them.

Glad you enjoyed it.

❤ IceGlacial™ ❤ said...

Pretty, :)

ladybug said...

Another amazing picture! I'll see if Snabby can get some of the humming birds that occasionally visit us later this year....

prego-not a spaghetti sauce in my book....or maybe one that takes 9 months to make! :P

hope's hopes said...

Hi MR. Panda,

Your article on Hiroshima is very emotionally written. I know the wounds still run deep in people's mind and only can wish that Japanese people have forgiven our forefathers.

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Sincerely,
Hope

Don Snabulus said...

That bug is as cute as it's own ear.

Nice shot. It probably turns into some non-descript super-dusty gray moth. (Sorry, Eeyore took over my mind for a moment.)

Pandabonium said...

Ice Galcial - hi.

Ladybug - I'm amazed that humming birds go that far north. Would love to see some pics. We didn't have them in Hawaii, but used to feed them when I lived in So. Cal.

Hope - thanks for the comment. I hope you sell a lot of those bikes,but no more ads please. ;)

Snabby - Eeyore. Naw. I'm pretty sure you're more of a Pooh.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a beauty. It constantly amazes me to see so many patterns and variatons on tiny creatures. No wonder Mr Darwin was a curious man wanting to know it all.
w.

Pandabonium said...

Wendy - nature is wonderful and full of beauty.

By the way, there were two very interesting articles in National Geographic recently - one in the December 08 issue, "The Man Who Wasn't Darwin: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Founding of Evolutionary Biology" the other in the February 09 issue, "Darwin's First Clues".

Robin said...

everytime, i visit your blog, i want to go to japan again, haha.

btw, fox has always been a esoteric character in japan... as a spirit, as a cute fur ball. hmmm.

in the western world, it is crafty wicked chicken stealer.

i wonder why...

Pandabonium said...

Robin - glad to see you're feeling well enough to drop by and leave a comment.

In ancient Japanese folklore, foxes are also crafty. They can shape-shift and use their disguise to lead humans into folly.

The Moody Minstrel said...

I'm glad my wife didn't see that. She has an irrational fear of caterpillars.

Pandabonium said...

To Mrs. Moody - it was a full meter long and chased me around the yard!

@ロウ 。LOW@ said...

A full meter long only when Mrs. Moody sees it, maybe ;) Hope you didn't lost many carrots (although you don't mind)

Talk about National Geographic - it definitely cost me more here, but bringing them back to Malaysia is bigger headache. Huh ;p

Pandabonium said...

@ロウ 。LOW@ - you wandering twice-a-year blogger. Hope you are well.

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