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Copyright: iantcho zaprianov (iantcho) (11)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: jvc gc-x3
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-23 4:42
Viewed: 4131
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If somebody recognise it than please tell the others what is changing here his lifestyle. Thank you!
Sorry for the hurry work with the pic but it was needed.
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-23 5:06]

Wow! What a strange shot!
Its a moth and, what it seams, a caterpillar.
But I just don't make the slightest idea what are they doing together!
Very good details!

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  • pertu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 19] (102)
  • [2007-01-24 16:29]

The quality of the photo is not very good, but if i see it well, the moth is a Lymantria dispar male of the family Lymantriidae. The catepillar is surely another species , what more other family - most likely Noctuidae, so rebirth is out:) The moth is dead - maybe the larva is eating it. Cannibalism is known between catepillars, larva-imago cannibalism or preference is something that i have never heard of but this does not mean it is not possible!

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