16 Sep 2009

Who is this masked man?

Jemimah took these photos yesterday during nature study. I saw her looking at the caterpillar, but I didn't realise how beautiful it was until I downloaded the photos today.

Is anybody clever enough to identify it for us?

12 comments:

  1. lovely photos jemimah - i have no idea what sort it is, but the ants sure seem to like him :)

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  2. Try Danus genutia under the Nymphomea[?]

    www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~don/larvae/larvae.html

    Both caterpillar & butterfly images.

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  3. The caterpillar of the beautiful flanny pyjama moth!

    Jokes aside, that is one beautiful looking creature. Great find!

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  4. Hee Hee, Ruby - you wear prettier jarmies than I do!!

    He is beautiful, isn't he!

    Not sure about Danus ganutia, Ganeida, becasue he has horns. Jemimah's did not...similar though, I'd agree.

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  5. Hmmm, I have no idea, but it indeed is lovely!!

    Lynn

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  6. I called the kids over to look...We have never seen one like that. It is beautiful!

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  7. Well done, Jemimah! A great addition to your Nature Journal! He's beautiful!

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  8. Max and I could not identify it. Have you tried discoverlife.org ?

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  9. lol The only caterpillars I am sure of are the big hairy itchy grubs. I guess you checked out the other grubs while you were on the site. I'll ask Dearest; he's done some insect work for horticulture. The trouble is knowing if it's a moth or a butterfly ...or something else entirely. PLease, if you do find out, let us know. ☺

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  10. One of my boys worked out of Carnarvon for awhile; home base Perth; surfed the beach end of the Margaret River. Great White country. Big surf. Cold water. Yeah, I don't know much either. My mum says Perth is very beautiful so enjoy! ☺

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  11. oops. Sorry. Meant to post above. It's been one of those weeks.

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  12. Gorgeous photos~!!

    Gorgeous caterpillar too - sad it's on it's way out though.

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