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Plump Caterpillar

Plump Caterpillar
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Harvey (mattharvey1) (111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 5:03
Viewed: 4659
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seen on the path to Jeribucašu beach - this fella must have been about 3 inches long ..... I wander what beautiful butterfly it would have turned into ... ?
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He certainly is fancy-what is that on his tail-one long spine?
You might be able to identify him on Bug Guide.net
Good shot

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
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Hello Matthew,
Welcome to TN!
This is an excellent capture of the caterpillar of some species of S. American Hawk-moth (Sphingidae), the tale being the tell-tale factor!
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,

Hello Matthew,
First - welcome to TN, second: its' really good picture for start
Keep on going


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