Sunday, 15 August 2010

Where's Wally?

Somewhere in the middle of this shot is what I think is an Emperor Moth caterpillar (best to click on the image to enlarge it a couple of times). He/she was crossing the road at a leisurely pace between Tormisdale and Claddach earlier today. I got about 10 photos, but the new INHT corporate camera seems to have a mind of its own, so this is the best of a bad bunch. Apologies. It was an impressive sight, however, it's an enormous caterpillar, and the purple spots really stood out in the sun. The caterpillar is active between June and August, and will soon be spinning a cocoon in which to spend the winter as a pupa.

Just down the road was this Small Copper.

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