16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Macro shot ( 1.6x magnification ) of a pine looper caterpillar hanging onto a leaf by strands of silk.
“Caterpillars make their cocoons from strands of silk that they produce from glands near their mouths. This Caterpillar is black with a pattern of fine parallel pale yellow lines, a thin orange dorsal stripe,and a yellow band along each side. Its head capsule and anal segment are blue-green speckled with black.”
© Peter Virag.
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||Sept. 20, 2018, 3:42 a.m.
||Canon EOS 80D