Anyone knows what is this?
|Copyright: Helder Martins (derco)
|Date Taken: 2004-09-15|
|Camera: Minolta F-100|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/90 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2004-09-15 15:09|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Today, wend i was walking in a countryside near my home, i spoted this giant feeding in a small plant. This guy has about 8 to 10 cm lenght. I never have seen one of these, and for local standard, this is a very very big catterpilar. It is 2 to 3 times bigger then the biggest i ever seen. I have no knowledge about wath kind of insect this is. If anyone knows, please let me konw.|
Hoje, quanto andava á procura de um modelo para as minhas fotos, descobri este gigante a alimentar-se numa figueira do inferno. É sensivelmente do tamanho de um dedo, quer em comprimento quer em espessura. Regra geral, o que por aqui existe é bem mais pequeno. Nunca vi nada parecido nem tão grande. Desconheço em absoluto o que seja, por isso se alguem souber, por favor diga o que é.
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- [2004-09-15 15:27]
I don't know waht species but I reckon it is almost certainly a Hawk Moth caterpillar. The photo is good for you to get an ID, however it is a little soft in focus around the head end and the ccolours appear a little flat.
I look forward to more of your work, good stuff.
Paul is right, so I tryed to make a workshop. Saudos!
- [2004-09-16 9:47]
We call them "tomato worms" where I live Helder as they feed primarily on the tomato plants here in the highly agricultural Yakima Valley of Washington state. I suspect that Paul is correct as to the type of moth it turns into. Ugly little critters aren't they? :o)
Well Helder I agree with paul its a moth caterpillar but what sort I've not been able to find out, other than I am fairly certain it's not a Hawkmoth as I looked at all the european species I know about.its the white on the head that the odd bit. Silly question what plant is it feeding on here?
- [2005-07-11 5:54]
Very good shot!
The caterpillar is from a noctuidae butterfly, but I can't identify the species.
Very good details and sharpness!