Sunday, September 19, 2010

American Dagger/ Macro Monday

American Dagger Caterpillar

This cute little caterpillar (Acronicta americana) was looking for a spot to spin a cocoon. When it emerges it will be an American dagger moth. Click HERE to see a photo of the moth.



When we put the caterpillar back down on our porch, it headed toward the steps, took one good long look, and turned around. It wanted to go UP not down so cossed the porch to climb up the side of the house. It's up there somewhere waiting for spring!

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25 comments:

Kerri said...

Very cool! I LOVE caterpillars!

SandyCarlson said...

I met this fellow the other day. It was my privilege to take him off my shoulder and return him to nature. Beautiful shot.

Randy said...

Cute little guy, he'll be something when he becomes a moth. Great shot.

Leif Hagen said...

Call me picky but I think you should post your "Macro Monday" shots on Monday, not Sunday. But I love the cute caterpillar photos!
: - )

Rose said...

You are braver than me to pick it up...I am always afraid I will get something like a pack-saddle...have you heard of them? They are not fuzzy all over, but still not fun to run into one.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Amazing captures. Soon winter will be here for us in Canada. Its not far off. I love your captures.

Manang Kim said...

You touch it? Does it itch? Great shot!
Macro Monday

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great details - what a cute creature he is.

Jama said...

Great details on the macro, I love it!

Paz said...

Oh wow! A perfect shot!

Paz

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee!! You are getting very good at this.
Ain't he/she cute. MB

Marie said...

A cute little fellow EG :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic macro!I'm surprise that this cute little friend can be in contact with our skin without damage.Please forgive me,I thought it could be dangerous.I'm always learning with blog friends, it's fabulous!Thanks a lot!
and Congratulations for the wonderful post!
hugs
Léia

Greyscale Territory said...

A very cute and spunky little guy! Great shot!

Ann said...

Ahhhhh!!!!!!

You held it in your palm, just like my students do with the monarch caterpillar.

I never hold these crawlies. I am afraid of the itch.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a sweet looking little creature, caterpillars like this one are so cute. Great macro shot.
http://squirrelqueen2.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunny-honey.html

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....such an amazing macro of the caterpillar. Super job.

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Have a super Monday!!!

see you there! said...

What an interesting crawlie - I like to look but not touch :-)

Darla

B SQUARED said...

I fear he is going to have a long wait.

Jan n Jer said...

Great macro, I am sure he is a busy little fella right now.

Maaike said...

great macro!

BirgittaB said...

Great macro shots!

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Lui said...

I posted the one we have last Monday and up to now I am still waiting to for it to come out of its cocoon!

Btw, I was told it gets itchy when you hold it? Which is why I don't. ;-(

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Nice caterpillar- I would have followed it for hours!

Rambling Woods said...

Love..love that you are as interested in these little creatures as I am....

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