Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wonderful World Wednesday - Caterpillars

While out with my daughter Hannah at Brady's Lookout, just down the Tamar River we found this funny little caterpillar! He was certainly very curious but also very clever!!

When I moved the rock he was on to get a closer look he totally FROZE! He did nothing, not one single movement AT ALL!! Hannah announced
"He's playing dead Mummy, look he's playing dead!" Sure enough he was as it took over 1minute for him to get started in moving again. We tried it once more and he did the exact same thing again! Sooo funny and sooo completely wonderful how this little guy deals with the world around him!

I've looked around the net and think that perhaps he is a Lymantrid Caterpillar which is actually the caterpillar for a moth! Interesting, what do you think??
Smiles The Torrents'

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