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Pale tussock moth caterpillar

Pale tussock moth caterpillar
Photo Information
Copyright: Majka Julia (furja) (31)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Marumi macro +4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 4:35
Viewed: 6835
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calliteara pudibunda syn. Dasychira pudibunda

Origin: Europe, Asia, Japan. Moths has gray wings, 5-7 cm wing-span

This one I met when was walking on tires of my frined's car :)
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Hi majka good capture, shows well the spine details and the normal coloration of this beautiful caterpillar, I found a pink one yesterday.
TFS yours Robert

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-25 6:06]

Hi Majka, you have caught this image of the caterpillar very well. Good details and colours too. Thank you,

Thank you for posting this Moth (also known as Pale Tussock I've just discovered). My children and I found one of these the other day 'strolling' down the road, literally. I didn't have my camera, and also couldn't find any ID in my book when I returned home and still can't with it's full name.
Not sure if they belong in South East England, but we're finding all sorts in the UK at the moment that doesn't belong here due to the climate changing so rapidly.
Your image could have been slightly sharper but it is an excellent source of ID and has helped me a lot.
Thank you for posting.

Hello Majka !
This is a very beautiful hairy caterpillar, I have never seen it before ! I really like its color and its shape. It's nice to see it in its natural environment. Well done !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-25 10:38]

You've got a beautiful sharp shot of this interesting caterpillar. Amazing pattern and colour!
TFS, Ulla

Very nice shot. The colours seems to be a little bit unnatural - maybe it's a good idea to change the white balance?


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