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

Black-etched prominent (Cerura scitiscripta), #7942

Found this beauty on a willow tree in Larose Forest. 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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