Nut Tree Tussock Moth Caterpillar Colocasia coryli

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserRegistered Users Posts: 3,039 Major grins

This subject literally fell into my lap. I was halfway through my evening meal when I noticed a whitish bob on my jeans. When I picked it off I saw that it was rather attractive caterpillar.

There are a number of colour forms of both larva and adult.

I had been trimming a hedge very close to some Hazel trees and must have dislodged this one. I was surprised to find it still there. I was less so after the photo session, were it scarcely moved. I seems that these are nocturnal and don't move around in the daytime.

It was only an hour to nightfall but I just got the remaining good light. These were shot at, or a little under, 1:1, FOV 17.5mm wide,

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f9, 10 or 11 1/40 or 1/60 ISO 1000, hand-held.

Harold

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