June 8, 2020 Monday’s Macro: Cape Lappet Moth Larvae Aggregation Eutricha capensis caterpillars aggregating in Rhus crenata. A clump of 20 – 30 larvae were found well hidden in vegetation. Colourful and gregarious they may be, but as eating machines, these caterpillars fill this keen gardener with much trepidation. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
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These small creatures look very interesting
Aren’t they colourful and seriously gregarious?! I was lucky to track the cycle from caterpillar to pupating moth which is a decidedly plain creature compared to it’s larva.
That trepidation is understandable!
Another great shot!
Thanks Chris ….. and the Cape continues to reveal it’s fabulous creatures!
Thanks Alison. This scene was a surprising discovery, so well hidden in thick vegetation! I would have missed it if i hadn’t been sleuthing about for insects.