Platycostis vittata (Oak Treehopper)
This is the most beautiful leaf hopper I've seen so far! I've seen black with red, a green one, and yellow ones, but never one this magnificent! (if you can identify the species please do!)
Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Setora baibarana, Limacodidae) "The Clown"
These caterpillars are custom built with every conceivable self-protection device imaginable. Bright, garish colors which are like danger signs in nature saying "I taste awful" or "I am loaded with poison; multiple stinging barbs which inflict painful and persistent burning rashes (on humans anyway); false eyes pointing in every direction to say " I see you, you can't surprise me"; a head end that looks the same as the rear end so there can be no potential surprise attack from behind; and…
This is the best one besides the Queens. So beautiful! I also got to hold this one and it was wonderful. I look forward to going back someday. Planning for Summer of 2011. I also hope to see a Luna moth. I've never seen one in person only photos. ♥
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