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Black-etched prominent (<em>Cerura scitiscripta</em>), #7942
21-JUL-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Black-etched prominent (Cerura scitiscripta), #7942

Larose Forest

Found this beauty on a willow tree. Despite its lime green colour it really blends in with the leaves (I'll post another photo later to show just how well it does). The only reason I noticed it is because I noticed a dead tip of a leaf moving and there was no breeze. So I looked very closely and finally saw this guy! As an adult (moth) it is also spectacular with a beautiful black and white pattern.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/60s f/3.5 at 5.0mm iso200 full exif

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Pierre09-Sep-2013 22:36
Une très belle trouvaille pas évidente mais très bien captée! V
Karen Stuebing08-Sep-2013 20:55
It is exactly the same shade of green as the leaf. I like its sripe. V.
Carol Rollins08-Sep-2013 17:51
Wow, it sure blends in well. Great find and capture Christine. Excellent photo and
information. ~
Irene Wehrli08-Sep-2013 16:44
What a find and wonderful capture Christine! You show us so very fascinating creatures...
Peggy W08-Sep-2013 15:34
Wow! He blends right in!! V!
janescottcumming08-Sep-2013 15:06
That is so amazing Christine. A marvelous find! V
bill friedlander08-Sep-2013 15:00
It is well camouflaged for sure! Amazing that you saw this guy, and the image is terrific! V
Sam Rua08-Sep-2013 14:53
Good eyes and a neat find, Christine. That is a very cool looking cat.
Hank Vander Velde08-Sep-2013 12:48
Just fantastic Christine. I continue to be amazed at how well you spot these interesting small creatures, then captured them well and post with a good description. Thank you.
malcolm haslam08-Sep-2013 09:39 I see it. A beauty indeed, and definitely one you could so easily have missed.
Torben Jorgensen08-Sep-2013 08:31
Great looking caterpillar and a marvelous shot. V
SunBeam08-Sep-2013 06:54
Fantastic insect! Beautiful/ V
joseantonio08-Sep-2013 04:08
That´s really beautiful. I always wonder how you can notice them.V.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet08-Sep-2013 03:17
Very nice picture and caterpillar.
Jim Coffman08-Sep-2013 03:07
That is very colorful! Great find and capture!
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