Colorful Caterpillar

A few days ago, we found a number of colorful caterpillars on Gaura wildflowers in my Cass County wildflower garden. At first glance, they looked like Monarchs, but as I got closer, I discovered they were Clouded Crimson Moth caterpillars. Here are a couple of my favorite images from that first encounter:

Clouded Crimson Moth caterpillar, feeding on Gaura wildflowers

Clouded Crimson Moth caterpillar, feeding on Gaura wildflowers

In case you’re wondering what the adult moth looks like, here is a link to some images:  Clouded Crimson Moth  (see top row of images)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Graff Studioball SB-QR ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/7.1
  • Shutter 1/400 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2014, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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