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Old Feb 14, 2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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Any ID on this prickley little caterpillar. I found him crawling up the side of my house in the backyard. Photo taken in Southern California.

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2) The lighting came out a bit too harsh on this one. I should have lowered the FEV.




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No ID but nice sharp shots.

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 8:21 AM   #3
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Looks like a Broom Moth caterpillar. Nice Capture!
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Tom: I appreciate the comments. Thanks a bunch!

Timinator: Thanks for the ID and the comment.
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Super close-ups, Hung. Timinator is correct. I don't have much literature on moths, but with his lead, I found it on the net. Specifically, the one you have probably is the Genista Broom Moth. The adult certainly is a weird looking one:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG


Click this image on that page to get to the other photos.


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Super close-ups, Hung. Timinator is correct. I don't have much literature on moths, but with his lead, I found it on the net. Specifically, the one you have probably is the Genista Broom Moth. The adult certainly is a weird looking one:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG


Click this image on that page to get to the other photos.



Thanks Penolta. I took a look at that site too. It turns out that it is a very small world. That website and "bugregistry"is run by Peter Bryant who is actually the chairman of the Developmental Biology program at UCI. I went to UCI as an undergrad and I did research in that department. I didn't work directly with him so I didn't know him personally. We did alot ofmolecular biology research based upon Drosophila(fruit flies). Go figure.



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Old Feb 15, 2008, 3:28 PM   #7
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One nice photo of a thing that needs to stay away from my house.



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