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Malacosoma alpicolum

Malacosoma alpicolum
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Copyright: Hasan YASAYACAK (hsn6a) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-31 6:49
Viewed: 363
Points: 8
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Malacosoma alpicolum(Lasiocampidae)

caterpillars live polyphagous on herbs and dwarf shrubs, often on Alchemilla or Geranium sp.
Habitat:M.alpicola colonizes alpine meadows, pastures, forb communities and rocky slopes from around 1000m above sea level upwards.
distribution in mountains Morocco,S Europe and extends to Central Asia.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-10-31 6:50]

Hi Hasan,very excellent capture of this rare caterpillar not often seen on TN,perfect sharpness everywhere despite the dark light. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-10-31 8:07]

Ya Hassan, Marhaba.
Never seen in eat and discharge sequence.

Hello Hasan,
Very good focus, details and colors.

Hello Hasan,
Well captured this Caterpillar in its natural habitat. I haven't seen such situation before 😂
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week,

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