Bundle of Sticks: Psychidae
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-09-30 7:24]
Ciao Ram. Interesting compo MF with stunning details, sharp and very good DOF too.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2010-09-30 7:34]
It's a purse-case caddisflies. There are pretty common here in France, and well know as excellent bait for fishing.
A real poser Ram!
Jean-Marie suggests that this is a Caddisfly larva, but as all caddisfly larvae are aquatic and you found this crawling on a dry path I suggest as you were thinking, that this is a moth larva, probably belonging to the family Psychidae, the larvae of which build sack-like cocoons that they embellish with organic material as protection while they forage for food.
The quality of this image is excellent in every way.
Thanks and kind regards,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-09-30 8:07]
After a day without electricity I'm back now.
Strange and interesting photo of this larva. Good sharpness, details, natural colours and composition. Nice contrasing BG.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2010-09-30 8:23]
Hi Mr. Ram,
Ivan is right about this beauty. It is a caterpillar of moth belonging to Psychidae family. Very well composed shot with excellent sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-09-30 10:46]
Beautiful macro.Well caught and composed.Excellent work!Thanks for sharing..
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2010-09-30 12:04]
What a perfect capture of this moth caterpillar in defensive behaviour. Very interesting story and great sharpness. A great document. Cheers,
- euroblinkie (64155)
- [2010-09-30 12:20]
super good picture to show us this insect with great sharpness and good details
the colours are very good
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-09-30 13:35]
Excellent macro of this larva with very good sharpness and beautiful colours. Good POV and composition.Best regards Siggi
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2010-09-30 17:44]
Very good eyes on your deputy. Nice of you for giving him spotting credit! When I first view it, I thought the "sticks" made it look like a squid....but the crawlers give it away to Ivan. I wonder if this is a TN first. Nice capture moment Ram.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2010-09-30 20:20]
WOOOOOOOOOWWW! What on earth is this, Sir?
I sometimes find Creation to have created some really ugly creatures, and forgive me for saying this, but this one looks like it belongs with that group!
But a wonderful shot, and detailed and another learning for me!
- Silvio2006 (101886)
- [2010-10-01 0:54]
Ciao Ram, great macro of strange creature, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- caspian (1342)
- [2010-10-01 10:16]
Wonderful and very interesting image and a very successful shooting.
The image captured with good timing.
Thank you for sharing.
Regards, have nice day.
- anel (40572)
- [2010-10-02 4:54]
This posting is highly intersting- I also like how you inspire other people in their interest of nature. Just great! I never had seen this kind of creatures and am happy to see that other TN-members could give you some indications for the ID. Very impressive, the large version!
I wish you a nice weekend.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-12-05 22:29]
A great observation! I guess, the two sticks which are longer, possibly help the balance once the case is hanging from a tree!?!