Curious Caterpillar

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UploadedMay 6, 2008
TakenDecember 31, 2006
ModelCanon PowerShot A610
Exposure1/80 sec at f/4
Focal Length7.3 mm
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This picture was taken in the interior parts of Calicut, Kerala, India which is surrounded with coconut and banana plantations.

The caterpillar is a geometrid moth (i.e. in the family Geometridae, commonly called "inchworms"). They are attractive little gray or yellow (sometimes other colors) moths. There are tens of thousands of species of geometrids (maybe over 100,000, we'll never know because we are losing tropical species so fast). These are particularly species found in India.

This is the information provided by Dr. Lee Dyer who maintains the website

36 responses

  • Natalie Wells

    Natalie Wells gave props (7 May 2008):

    wow...too cute.

  • John Cobb

    John Cobb gave props (8 May 2008):


  • Tijana Cvjetićanin

    Tijana Cvjetićanin said (8 May 2008):

    this is so cheerful and joyous and completely :)))))))

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (8 May 2008):


  • Predrag Ilic

    Predrag Ilic gave props (9 May 2008):


  • lauren smith

    lauren smith said (9 May 2008):

    from what i think i know about caterpillars we re looking at its rear. They poof that out when they are threatened and animals mistake it for a head? nice shot of it!

  • jayemora

    jayemora gave props (11 May 2008):

    That is pretty cool.

  • Jamie Blaszkowiak

    Jamie Blaszkowiak said (11 May 2008):

    It almost looks like he is smiling!!! Great shot!!!

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2008):

    Great shot!

  • kansu doÄŸan

    kansu doÄŸan (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2008):

    Wonderful macro! Love it!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (15 May 2008):

    Exelent creature!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (15 May 2008):

    wow! what kind of caterpillar is this? i love it!

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown gave props (17 May 2008):

    This is a 'yeah' from me. Fantastic capture and beautiful colors.

  • n

    n gave props (19 May 2008):

    MY gosh, what in the world!? Fantastic capture!!

  • andy stenz

    andy stenz gave props (2 Jun 2008):


  • Kesslie Bohon

    Kesslie Bohon gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    great shot

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2008):


  • Mike Manzano

    Mike Manzano gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    This photo makes me smile =)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (23 Jun 2008):


  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    very cute!

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (25 Jul 2008):

    "And if you go chasing rabbits
    And you know you're going to fall
    Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
    Has given you the call
    Recall Alice
    When she was just small."
    Curiouser and Curiouser.

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (25 Jul 2008):


  • Watson Inglis

    Watson Inglis said (7 Aug 2008):


  • Lynne Dorr

    Lynne Dorr gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    awesome and funny! Love it! Congrats on getting it published!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    congrats, this is fabulous

  • Nora Kubach

    Nora Kubach (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    i love it!!

  • Ravindranath kurup

    Ravindranath kurup said (23 Aug 2008):

    Jay fantastic.this fellows face or back is luminous and what a beauty ya... congrats

  • Ravindranath kurup

    Ravindranath kurup gave props (23 Aug 2008):

    its a well defined snap

  • Josie Mackerras

    Josie Mackerras gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    wow! this is incredible!!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (8 Nov 2008):


  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Amazing perspective of this caterpillar.

  • John Gresham

    John Gresham gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    WOAH! THAT'S SICK (in a good way)!

  • Silvano Ahel

    Silvano Ahel gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    great capture

  • Rami­r Delgado

    Rami­r Delgado gave props (30 Nov 2010):

    Cool !

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    fun & happy photo

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