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Oak eggar - caterpilar


Oak eggar - caterpilar
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European caterpilars [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-23 2:07
Viewed: 3936
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lasiocampa quercus - family Lasiocampidae.

Most part of moths are usually grey or brown but this specie is really very attractive. Yellow parts on the wings makes the look much better than other moths.

Adult moths can be found in mixed forests, peatbogs, morlands or scrubs in July and begin of August.
The fresh male was presented few weeks ago and you can see it here.

Caterpilars usually eat Oak leaves but sometimes it's possible to find them on Rubus, Salix and Calluna plants.

The cocoons are little bit dangerous for human - it's made from the strange material and it's possible to injury the skin when you want o get it hands. The cocoon can be found just on the ground between the leaves. It overwinter usualy once but sometimes two times.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-23 4:07]

Very good Christoper!
Very good POV of this caterpillar, align with the branch!
Good DOF and details!
Good on colours and BG!
5* and TFS!

Very nice colours and details.

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