Of the family Lymantridae, I am not too sure what species this little guy is. I found the cocoon on a Variegated Privot tree in my back yard in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. What a cutie it was when it emerged and crawled onto the mouse while its wings were drying. As I was unable to use the mouse at that time, I sat and took pics instead.


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A professional photographer based in Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, Peter has a diverse portfolio and strives for the perfect shot. He is experienced, uses top quality equipment and is competent around his studio and environment alike, as well as with software to edit. Quality is the only goal.

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  • Thank you for the feature

    – Peter Wickham

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    i think he looks really cool, awesome in fact – wonderful pic !

  • Thanks Dean

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  • Rainy
    Rainyover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the
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  • Thanks for the feature

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  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 2 years ago

    Such a pretty fellow! I haven’t ever seen one of these up the hill in Hilton. Congrats on the features, Peter!

  • Thanks Ann – I have another pupae that I hope will hatch soon. We had quite a few worms feeding on the Variegated Privot trees

    – Peter Wickham

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 2 years ago

    A beautiful macro: congratulations, as well as on the features!

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    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge & Good Luck

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 2 years ago

    Fascinating little creature…perfect title :-)

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 2 years ago

    Brilliant photography Peter! Amazing creature!! :))

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