Jun 30, 2008

Scheming Caterpillars

I never thought caterpillars could look scheming, but these guys pull it off, with their hunched shoulders and clicking their feet together.

They're planning something diabolical, and I don't know if I care to be around when they do. Most likely, however, their plans don't extend beyond the leaf upon which they are dining.

Photo source: Igor Siwanowicz


5 comments:

Kit said...

I can totally see these caterpillars saying "Excellent" in a Mr. Burns voice and doing the 'creepy finger thing'. As a kid, I was never sure if I should be scared or facinated at them. So I compromised: They were awesome until one touched me... then they were after my soul.

Annica said...

"Most likely, however, their plans don't extend beyond the leaf upon which they are dining."

Yes, thats what yóu think.... :P

dourocouli said...

Is Number 2 a lovely smiley ( you've found the only serious-looking one) puss moth caterpillar or relative? I used to keep them as a kid. Happy faces, curly tails and two little spikes they would use to catapault their poo into the distance. I still look out for them every time I pass apoplar tree.

Peter Ørskov Madsen said...

"Ecxellent"

Rae said...

You know the green one is truly evil, because it's got that smile..