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Sunday, 17 August 2008

Camera Critters


Look what I found on my nasturtiums!
Newly-hatched caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly. Looks like they've already eaten a lot!

Misty started Camera Critters.


Edited to show another I found later. This one is much bigger, and can do more damage. Oh dear!

It's a slightly smaller leaf, but the caterpillar is big enough to show its markings now. Nasturtiums make a lovely salad for these critters.

19 comments:

Blue said...

Little ****'s!
I prefer the hairy one...

Jane said...

For something so small they don't half eat a lot! If I ate that much I'd be as big as a house... my husband has just told me "I am as big as a house" :)

Stephen said...

Great photograph for this week's theme. I hope those caterpillars not going to eat all the flowers

Aileni said...

And they will eat more...

bobbie said...

They have been busy, haven't they? Excellent photo.

i beati said...

funny and capitvating picture

CherryPie said...

Ooops!!!

Rayne said...

Oh my gosh! A little clump of caterpillars. That is just so cute. Amazing how they managed to eat so much since they are so tiny.

Kahshe Cottager said...

For such small things, they have huge and destructive appetites!

If you would like to visit my Camera Critters, they are here and here.

babooshka said...

I would never have spotted those. Not sure I would havde known what they were either. Excellent thinking ans shot.

Gattina said...

I also prefer the hairy one ! it looks as if it is starving, lol !

Carletta said...

'Nasty' little critters to eat the Nasturtiums!

Great shot!

ratmammy said...

i have a soft spot for nasturtiums so am glad to see them here... those caterpillars looked cute too! i love caterpillars...

B. Roan said...

I hope these little critters don't kill your plant. Great series!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess these caterpillars doesn't mind the hot taste of nasturtiums!

juliana said...

and to think these pesky caterpillars become beautiful butterflies...
love the shots

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful close-up shots of the caterpillars. (And yes... I think they are enjoying their Nasturtium salad!)

Kelly said...

They sure cause a lot of damage!!! They must be busy all day long...

Misty Dawn said...

uh oh! I guess it won't help to tell you that eventually they will turn very beautiful... *sigh* sorry bout your flowers ;-)