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  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    Looks like a caterpillar:)….lovely, whatever it is:)

  • i’m wondering if technically it IS called a caterpillar? more like ‘larva’ i guess….hmmm
    thanx Vanessa

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonover 5 years ago

    I won’t be able to ID it… but I think it is very pretty. Is it some kind of a moth caterpillar?

  • i WISH! and i have to get a tad technical here………it’s not a ‘true’ caterpillar? so it’s not a moth or a butterfly (hehe)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    A sweet little caterpillar! Wow! Look at the colors on that. :o)

  • i fell in LOVE with it till i found out what it was to become. thanx Bunny!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Pardus
    Pardusover 5 years ago

    Amazing macro!

  • i love it’s little ‘nubs’…it was very beautiful. thank you Pardus

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    It’s a gorgeous creature, whatever it is.

  • it’s considered one of the largest of it’s family while in larval form? i have to agree though…my son and i spotted him and just went WOW!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonover 5 years ago

    It has purple on it… I’m in love… : )

  • lol…wait till u find out what it IS!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 5 years ago

    It must make some sort of nasty – probably biting – fly, since its not a butterfly or moth. And that would be an insect that would both turn your stomach and come from a larva rather than a caterpillar. Which one? Aside from a mushroom wrecking one, my guess would have to be a very large fly. I almost said horse fly but those are not much bigger than house flies around here.

  • you’re VERY close! u gotta go to the 1st image though…type in ***fly…and u’r almost there! lol (it’s not a fly…just part of the name)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 5 years ago

    I’ve got nothin’. LOL! There are a pile of things on the first image but none seem to go with flies. LOLOL! The only thing not mentioned is something I know it’s not: a dragonfly. They don’t have larvae; they have nymphs, unless there’s a kind I don’t know about. And they aren’t gross tho.

    Well, I cheated and went here so my last guess is blowfly. But a maggot isn’t a cute thing, no matter what it looks like and none of them eat shrooms. This is the closest I’ve ever come and I am more frustrated than ever!!!!! You are VILE, smart woman!!!

  • somebody beat u TO IT! lol
    this is an Elm Sawfly:Cimbex americana!
    yack…i don’t do ’blowfly’s lol

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    The color, light and detail are wonderful!! So pretty here but would probably scare me if I came across it somewhere!! LOL

  • i’m still left in awe of it’s beauty Barbara….i’m not a huge ‘worm, maggot, larva’ kinda person but this one was just stunning to me.
    it curled up the moment it knew it was ‘spotted’…thanx for commenting :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...about 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Carla !!! Saw your image on the home page of Red bubble. Looks Stunning !!

  • HOLY COW! no way!!!! i miss ALL the cool stuff! haha

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

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