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Old Jan 19, 2008, 11:30 PM   #11
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Nice shots Raghu. Never seen a Caterpillar on an Oleander plant before. The leaves of the plantare so bitter and thickthat I thought no animal wants to eat it.

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2many: how about replacingthe Oleander Caterpillar photosthatwere removed fromthat thread (you can upload them as attachments without linking them to a web page)?
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 7:59 PM   #12
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Sad to say that the hawk moth caterpillar has disappeared from the scene when I went to check on it. Instead, I found many samples of this much smaller "common crow" variety on the oleander plant:
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 8:00 PM   #13
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I tried a close up of its face.
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These are very nice. I like catarpillars, but every time I notice a neat one and take its picture it is gone the next time I go back, just like with this one. It would have been nice if you could have documented the whole cycle. Maybe next time. Do you have a big enough plant to support many catarpillars this size?
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 11:26 AM   #15
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Thanks Steve. Yes, I do havethree oleander plants, one of them big enough to support several caterpillars. However my enthusiasmwith caterpillars and photography is proving irksome for my mom, who likes plants and flowers. It is amazing how much these small caterpillarseat awayin a day! I hope to see at least one pupa.
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