Uncooperative Caterpillar

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This caterpillar wouldn’t stop and rest so I could take its picture.

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It knew where it was going and was determined to go there.

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With it under a hackberry tree, I knew it was a caterpillar for either a hackberry or tawny emperor butterfly.

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After a considerable time of research, I’m almost certain it was a tawny emperor caterpillar.

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A tawny emperor butterfly

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 nectaring on a white coneflower.


4 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve never managed to get a sharp picture of any caterpillar, they aren’t super fast but they do move around a lot… 😉


  2. The last caterpillar I saw was in a hurry too. Nice shots!


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