Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More spiny caterpillars

I had a difficult time identifying this caterpillar. It looked a lot like an American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), but not exactly the same. I couldn't find anything else that it resembled any more, though.



It's been a big year, as far as spiny/bristly caterpillars go. On the driveway today I spotted a Yellow Bear. Also a tiny, tiny shrew or vole. And me without my camera.

5 comments:

Kerri said...

What a neat looking caterpillar!

Floridacracker said...

Without your camera?
(sputters in disbelief)

Not surgically attached?

Cheer up, just to SEE a shrew counts!
Hasn't happened to me yet.

NCmountainwoman said...

I can't even identify most butterflies, much less caterpillars. But I love the picture.

Rurality said...

Kerri, he's pretty, whatever he is! Don't think I'd want to pick him up though.

FC, it's been known to happen. :)

NCMW, well I do have the internet to help me. I'm not walking around with all that knowledge. I wish I retained more of it than I do, too.

Christie said...

I love your beautiful blog!