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Spanish micro life

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Andyc, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Andyc


    Nov 6, 2006
    South Wales UK
    Found these creatures crawling along a hot country road in their hundreds.
    These were shot in macro handheld Tamron 70-300. I was a bit reluctant to post after seeing some of the superb posts today.


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    Anyone know what the catapillar will pupate into?

    Any critique most welcome.

    Best regards
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice shots...
    That last one looks mean:>)))lol
  3. Not that bad, man!

    The caterpillar will turn into some species of Hawk Moth. I am not so familiar with moth larvae - Bob the Spiderman might know more precisely.

  4. cool captures!
  5. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Jubba's cusions:) 

    #3 is very cool.
  6. Andyc


    Nov 6, 2006
    South Wales UK
    Thanks all.
  7. Yep, not bad at all. Are spanish roads painted red? :confused: 

    Anyway, #3 looks really nice!!
  8. It is the larvae of the Spurge Hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae.(Linnaeus, 1758)

    Bob F.
  9. Andyc


    Nov 6, 2006
    South Wales UK
    DanielD. Its the red strip down the edge of the road.

    Bob. Thanks for the ID. Catapillar is certainly better looking than the moth.

    Best regards
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