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Old Mar 19, 2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Saw this fella at the same park where I took my recent macros.

At first, I thought 2 weaver ends were biting at both ends...than I began to doubt if its a caterpillar or centipede....anyway, after shooting it, and reviewing in my camera, than I was sure it its a caterpillar.....but it sure look odd. Appreicate any ID on it.

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#1:The entire Caterpillar


#2:The head


#3:The Body (looks like a centipede)


#4: The tail


#5: Those dangling things:

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Old Mar 19, 2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Wierd indeed, and it looks the same at both ends! How did you spot it Tan? Do you prowl around with Raynox attached to your eyes?!
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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Wierd indeed, and it looks the same at both ends! How did you spot it Tan? Do you prowl around with Raynox attached to your eyes?!

ha ha...well, it was on a dangling branch next to the boardwalk, so its movement attracted my attention.
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 12:08 PM   #4
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Believe me Tan, in the last one hour I have searched all over the internet and seen some hundreds of caterpillar photos and a few looping ones similar to the body shape, but have still not seenanything even closelylike the one you have caught. Ok, I am giving up for now.
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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Believe me Tan, in the last one hour I have searched all over the internet and seen some hundreds of caterpillar photos and a few looping ones similar to the body shape, but have still not seenanything even closelylike the one you have caught. Ok, I am giving up for now.
Hey thanks for that. I also tried that but got nil returns.

At first, when I was posting around our local butterfly forums, I expected a quick response.....but after a while, with no positive ID, I am getting more and more curious with the ID!
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 1:04 PM   #6
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I am running out of nice things to saw to you!!!! Those are, as I have said before, just totally AWESOME!!!! The clarity, the colour, the light, the angle, just everything is MAGNIFICENT!!! Thanks for sharing!!!:|


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Old Mar 19, 2007, 2:06 PM   #7
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I would send this to a museum to get the name
If it is new, you can name it
Awesome
I guess you have the Macro on all the time? Which one do you use. Raynor?
I have a few lens rings, +4 to +1 I use in the house for small stuff. Is there a good all in one I could use on the FZ20?
I just like this camera and can afford another, but I just do iPhoto and send over to burn in slideshows or archive for personal records and real estate
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 5:01 PM   #8
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Totally awesome shots of a fascinating insect. Never seen one like this and you have captured it so well.
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 4:42 AM   #9
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Excellent shot !! IDing this bug might take sometime. There are about 200,000 species of butterflies and moths, so good luck !!!
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This is probably the strangest caterpillar I have ever seen. You captured it well. Good luck with finding out what it is. As mentioned already, a museum would be your best bet.
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