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A few caterpillar shots, eating a gum tree in the local bush.

A very unusual looking creature. No idea what they turn into.

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Do you ever stand outside at night in a dark place and look up at the stars.

See them in the blackness without resting on any one for long.

No naming or counting, just the sense of them.

In a vast black space. Balm to mind.

Wonderful …

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look

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  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 17/03/2018 at 6:45 am

    Such amazing creatures on this planet. Thanks for capturing their images for us!!!

  2. Reed Andariese said, on 17/03/2018 at 5:30 am

    Very nice! I love the amazing detail you get!

  3. Cate said, on 17/03/2018 at 12:17 am

    What a spectacular looking creature — exquisitely detailed. Thanks, Mark!

  4. Maria said, on 16/03/2018 at 10:09 pm

    Beautiful pictures. That caterpillar is to interesting!

  5. kim blades, writer said, on 16/03/2018 at 6:52 pm

    He looks like a tiny dinosaur. Wonderful photos!

    • Mark said, on 16/03/2018 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks Kim. No doubt they are related, as are all things on earth.

  6. Fotohabitate said, on 16/03/2018 at 6:20 pm

    Wonderful…

  7. Oleg Komarickiy said, on 16/03/2018 at 6:12 pm

    Fantastic Mark love it
    Regards
    Oleg

  8. Zezee said, on 16/03/2018 at 12:11 pm

    I wish for a chance to visit a place where I can see the stars and get lost in them for a time.
    Anyway, I just spent a couple minutes googling Black Slug Cup Moth based on what I read in the other comments. It looks too interesting for me not to be curious.

    • Mark said, on 16/03/2018 at 2:14 pm

      The desert, or a valley in the mountains, to eliminate light pollution from cities. Or in my case a backyard surrounded by trees and houses with late enough their lights are off so shielded from the city’s light. Cool clear darkness …

  9. jebusandandrea said, on 16/03/2018 at 11:32 am

    Wow and then click on them to get the full effect – amazing! Really liked looking at all the little hairs.

    • Mark said, on 16/03/2018 at 2:13 pm

      Yes, amazing little things up close …

  10. Ken said, on 16/03/2018 at 9:04 am

    That’s a Cup moth caterpillar called Doratifera casta. See here for more information: https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:9cbdafdf-3cbe-4232-b03b-87ff0c0c3b99

  11. Lissa Clayton said, on 16/03/2018 at 7:14 am

    Ahh I see now those bottom “feet” aren’t. They’re more armament. The feet are right under it’s body.

    • Mark said, on 16/03/2018 at 11:18 am

      Apparently it doesn’t have feet, being a ‘slug’ moth caterpillar – see other comments.

  12. Lissa Clayton said, on 16/03/2018 at 7:12 am

    Wow. It’s like a battleship when you look at it up close – all bristling with defensive weapons. It’s feet don’t seem to reach the ground…and hardly seem able to move it’s bulk along. And apparently it doesn’t need a face though some of those spots/indentations might be sensory.

    Just a “vast” moving digestive tract.

    • Mark said, on 16/03/2018 at 11:17 am

      “Just a “vast” moving digestive tract.” Much the same could be said of the human race. When we’re gone what do we leave behind? But of course, there’s purpose to our digestive abilities … :-)

      I see a face, it’s smiling like all natural creatures. It doesn’t have a face like ours …

      Yes, a battleship … it’s a constant state of war in nature, without the anger.

  13. Teale Britstra said, on 16/03/2018 at 7:06 am

    Black Slug Cup Moth – don’t touch! :-)
    http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_loopers/BlackSlug.htm

    • Mark said, on 16/03/2018 at 11:12 am

      That’s a pretty good site for some basic information.

      I wonder what would happen if I touched it … :-)

      Thanks Teale …


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