Puss Moth Cerura vinula
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|Puss Moth Cerura vinula|
Wingspan 45-70 mm.
Named after the cat-like appearance of the adult moth, this species is fairly common throughout most of Poland.
The striking caterpillar feeds on aspen (Populus tremula) as well as poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). When disturbed, it raises its head and waves the twin tails, which have pinkish extendable flagellae.
The adult flies from May to July, and frequently comes to light.
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What more interesting and nice caterpillar! ... good job with the POV and the light, also proper composition and DOF. Well done! Regards, TFS, Jesús
Great capture with very nice colours and composition. Amazing caterpillar! Cheers,
Preciosa Marx... aún no tengo ninguna de estas especies en mis archivos.
Buenos colores y luz.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.
- [2010-06-16 2:21]
Very, very cute your caterpillar! Excellent shot with pleasant composition and sharpness. Well done!
fantastic and interesting shot ! superb focus on his head and vorder legs,
i like his "twin tails" very much, beautiful colors and fine composition
TFS and have a good night