Friday, September 24, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 The very hungry caterpillar has eaten all day long.  Do you see him on the twig with a leaf in his (or her) mouth?  The mouth is on the left.
Here is a macro shot, with the mouth on the right now.  

My next question is, how did this thing, which will become a sphinx moth, go from dead-as-a-doornail, to very hungry and active and agile?

Was it our prayers?  Or does their skin heal from boo boos, just as ours does?

One thing for sure.  This little bugger is pretty entertaining.

Okay, yes.  I admit it.  We're weird.  

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, that is one cool caterpillar!!

Margie said...

Cool pictures!

Steph said...

You are NOT weird! I love your nature stories. We have a fish tank (as you have probably read) and apparently our little peppered corys have been busy - they have laid some eggs. I have separated the eggs in a separate container. I'm pretty sure nothing will come of it, but that doesn't stop me from checking compulsively....