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Furry Caterpillar

Postby Soren G » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:53 pm

Hi everyone,
so,just to make sure that nobody here thinks I make stories up...here is the proof:

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This caterpillar is alive and well (if no one stepped on it,that is..).I don´t know what they live off,there is certainly now grass or other vegetation around this time of the year,but they are crawling pretty much everywhere (quite a sight,caterpillar in the snow :shock: ).


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Re: Furry Caterpillar

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:21 pm

Maybe there are little insects etc in the snow Gernod.

Amazing how little creatures survive under such circumstance.
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Re: Furry Caterpillar

Postby Soren G » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:31 pm

It is amazing...and the certainly don´t freeze to death,that fur is extremely thick (more than double the diameter of the caterpillar)
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Re: Furry Caterpillar

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:21 pm

Soren G wrote:It is amazing...and the certainly don´t freeze to death,that fur is extremely thick (more than double the diameter of the caterpillar)



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Re: Furry Caterpillar

Postby Lin » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:32 pm

He's cute! He looks like you could screw a toothpick in and a little fairy could use him as a broom. :lol:
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Re: Furry Caterpillar

Postby Soren G » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:16 pm

I found the name of that caterpillar,it´s a "banded Woolly Bear" that will turn (after 14 years as caterpillar!) into an Isabella Tiger moth...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrharctia_isabella

A quite interesting animal actually...
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Re: Furry Caterpillar

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:21 pm

14 years.....that's a hell of a long time to spend as a caterpillar. Definitely looks better as a grub (& lives longer) than a moth....ha ha.
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