AlphabetPhoto: C is for …

drinker moth caterpillar

C is for caterpillar, curling around a blade of grass. We have a rich variety of butterflies and moths around our garden. An activity on our list this holiday is to set up a moth trap one night. Judging by the number of moths bashing against our windows each night, it should be interesting.

This caterpillar, I think, will turn into a Drinker moth. Named as it was thought they liked to drink the dew drops from plants. I like the idea that it’s named after how it behaves rather than how it looks. Maybe there’s another caterpillar named “hairy-mottled”. (Although, I know they’re usually named after how the adults look.)

Doing a bit of chamomile crafting with the children today. Replacing a planned trip to a castle. I see the letter theme carrying on today.

Joining in with AlphabetPhoto for week C. Thank you for all the lovely comments for B week. Lots of great photos and interesting choices.

34 thoughts on “AlphabetPhoto: C is for …

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 11:11 am
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    Such a great photo 🙂 Have a lovely day crafting and on your trip #alphabetphoto

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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      Should be chaos, as usual. They get far too excited when I mention fabric and the sewing machine.

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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      They are beautiful in their own right.

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 12:04 pm
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    He almost looks cute that close up!

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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      What do you mean almost? He is very cute. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, but always a thrill to find. I’m just a big kid!

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 3:34 pm
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      If I’ve got it right, this one will turn into a moth. Not a colourful one as it is a browny-yellow, but still interesting.

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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    Great shot! What a fab, hairy caterpillar 🙂 #alphabetphoto

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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      It is rather hairy! 🙂

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 4:08 pm
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    Lovely hairy caterpillar photo. I like your idea of a moth trap. What fun your children will have with that one. Hope you catch loads. All the best, Bonny

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 6:22 pm
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      They will love doing it! 🙂

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 5:45 pm
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    What a fabulous close up shot, so much detail #alphabetphoto

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 6:24 pm
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      I love the chance to see a mini beast close up.

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 7:48 pm
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    They sure do Creep me out, great shot!

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 9:29 pm
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      Not everyone’s cup of tea!

  • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 8:40 pm
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    What a great shot! I’m not a huge bug fan but he looks quite sweet!

    • Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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      Being so hairy gives it that cute-factor!

    • Thursday 29 May, 2014 at 6:47 am
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      Thanks Lou. I was pleased at how it looked. 🙂

  • Thursday 29 May, 2014 at 8:56 am
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    Great close up. I love the focus points and the background blur. Really brings out his cool fuzziness. A beautiful image of a moth drinking due. #alphabetphoto

    • Thursday 29 May, 2014 at 11:10 am
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      Not sure if it has been proved that the moth does drink the dew drops, but it is a nice image to imagine. 🙂

  • Thursday 29 May, 2014 at 10:10 am
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    I do like how you’ve managed to get so much detail and showing the beauty of the ‘hairy-mottled’ ones. Lovely!

    • Thursday 29 May, 2014 at 11:11 am
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      Hairy-mottled would have made a good name! Bound to be taken already.

  • Thursday 29 May, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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    Great detail there – I love their defence mechanism of rolling up into a ball, I think they’ve got that just right 🙂

    • Saturday 31 May, 2014 at 7:25 am
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      This little caterpillar obviously didn’t sense I was a threat. It carried on heading for the top of the grass.

  • Friday 30 May, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    What an awesome capture, some of them are so pretty. I rather like the hairy ones it has to be said, amazing detail on them too. Great photo, thank you so much for sharing with #alphabetphoto. Have a great weekend 🙂

    • Saturday 31 May, 2014 at 7:28 am
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      I think the hairy caterpillar variety are my favourite too. Although some of the others have such beautiful markings and they’re all fascinating to watch.

  • Friday 30 May, 2014 at 6:51 pm
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    Lovely capture, I come across some hairy caterpillars in our garden but never get the chance to see what they will become. Great close up!

    • Saturday 31 May, 2014 at 7:33 am
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      They are fascinating creatures. All the better for being seen close up.

    • Sunday 1 June, 2014 at 5:47 pm
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      Thanks, Elizabeth! 🙂

    • Sunday 1 June, 2014 at 11:04 pm
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      I was waiting to take a photo of another insect, when I spotted this one just beside me. Just goes to show you! 🙂

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