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    Photos Melanchra persicariae - the caterpiller of the Dot Moth.

    A rather large caterpillar here, it was perhaps an inch and a half long (that's 1½ in old numbers)...

    After a little bit of research I have identified it as the caterpillar of a Dot moth, Latin name as in the title, Melanchra persicariae.

    This one was originally munching on a penstemon leaf, but for the compositional aid, I used a wisteria to allow it to take up a position which allowed a clearer view.

    The caterpillar is more interesting than the moth in truth, the moth being a rather boring black colour with a dot on each wing...

    Sigma 105 lens, 3 images stacked and finished in CombineZP.


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    Camera Maker: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
    Lens: 105mm
    Image Date: 2010-09-16 22:50:41 +0000
    Focal Length: 105mm
    Aperture: f/11.0
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    ISO equiv: 100
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: Yes (Manual)
    Color Space: sRGB
    Photographer: Paul Iddon
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    Default Re: Melanchra persicariae - the caterpiller of the Dot Moth.

    looks like a big bogey

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    Default Re: Melanchra persicariae - the caterpiller of the Dot Moth.

    scary munching fat 2 headed monster, great shot Paul, hope you disposed of it before it ate all your garden mate.

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    Default Re: Melanchra persicariae - the caterpiller of the Dot Moth.

    got to agree with mr bollox there quite scary close up, and is a fat fooker courtesy of your plants
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