The balcony observer's 154th report- Tussock moth caterpillar (Dasychira mendosa) 基斑毒蛾幼蟲愛換裝

by Tsao T-F July. 02, 2019 1275 views
A caterpillar of Dasychira mendosa, also known as brown tussock moth or hairy tussock moth, wearing different clothes on different days on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan 基斑毒蛾幼蟲愛換裝,下背顏色:黃黑紅(左上);白黑紅(右上);灰紅紅(左下);黃紅紅(右下)。

A caterpillar of Dasychira mendosa, also known as brown tussock moth or hairy tussock moth, wearing different clothes on different days on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan 基斑毒蛾幼蟲愛換裝,下背顏色:黃黑紅(左上);白黑紅(右上);灰紅紅(左下);黃紅紅(右下)。

基斑毒蛾,又稱柑毒蛾,身體兩側有白黑白像船槳的毛,前背上有像筆刷的四叢黃白色毛,下背處有像紅寶石般鮮艷的斑塊,停在馬拉巴栗(Pachira aquatica)葉面上。

基斑毒蛾,又稱柑毒蛾,身體兩側有白黑白像船槳的毛,前背上有像筆刷的四叢黃白色毛,下背處有像紅寶石般鮮艷的斑塊,停在馬拉巴栗(Pachira aquatica)葉面上。

It likes to travel. 它喜歡旅行。

It likes to travel. 它喜歡旅行。

It also likes to hang under the leafstalk to take a rest. It is looking at a small ant!? 也喜歡吊在葉柄下休息。和一隻小螞蟻對看?

It also likes to hang under the leafstalk to take a rest. It is looking at a small ant!? 也喜歡吊在葉柄下休息。和一隻小螞蟻對看?

The posterior legs are scalloped at the end (the first three pairs are pointed). 後面幾對腳末端呈扇貝狀打開(前三對腳是尖的)。

The posterior legs are scalloped at the end (the first three pairs are pointed). 後面幾對腳末端呈扇貝狀打開(前三對腳是尖的)。

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

WOW! 
Wonderful camera work! 
What an amazing creature! 
Thank You for sharing these w/us!

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you, Jay. It's my pleasure. And this caterpillar is really an amazing guy.

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 1 year, 9 months ago

My pleasure, Tsao!

I love your observations & excellent camera work!

Cheers!

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Heike 1 year, 9 months ago

Really great to see how it develops in #1! It's very beautiful!

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you, Heike. I am happy you like them. However, I only shot some stages of the caterpillar. I could not find it on my balcony on many other days.grinning

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 1 year, 9 months ago

This caterpillar has quite a wardrobe! smile Great details and composition in these shots too. #5 could almost be an abstract if you didn't know what it was when you looked at it. Neat!

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Buster Bruce 1 year, 9 months ago

Fascinating creature with excellent photographic prowess. Nicely done!

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Buster Bruce 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you, Buster.

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

A caterpillar all dressed up smile Amazing pictures

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

The caterpillar inspires me. Maybe I will buy more clothes some other day. Of course, I need a bigger wardrobe first.smile

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