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16.9.09

Who is this masked man?

Posted by Jeanne

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:

jeanamarie said...

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

Ganeida said...

Try Danus genutia under the Nymphomea[?]

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

Both caterpillar & butterfly images.

Ruby said...

The caterpillar of the beautiful flanny pyjama moth!

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

Jeanne said...

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.

Lynn said...

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

Lynn

Keri said...

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

Hopewell said...

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

Richele said...

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

Ganeida said...

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. ☺

Ganeida said...

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! ☺

Ganeida said...

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

Mrs Adept said...

Gorgeous photos~!!

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

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