Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 07/01/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2014



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peacock
caterpillar
Burton Mere Wetlands
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM


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Peacock Caterpillars

Peacock Caterpillars
Large silk tents on the stinging nettles at Burton Mere Wetlands are now erupting into seething masses of peacock caterpillars. With plenty of feed they're growing fast with some nearly 5cm long. These larger specimens are now crawling off to find somewhere to pupate. Looking forward to large numbers of peacocks flying later in the summer.

Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Bob Ottey, *ᕈᗩᕰᒪ, Minty Chewson have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Minty Chewson
Minty Chewson
I'm already seeing the butterflies
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Minty Chewson
I think there's going to be a lot more!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nice shot Roy, hungry little critters
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Roger (Grisly)
Many thanks Roger. At least their favourite food is nettles.
3 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Excellent Roy Superb Macro Study Very Definite Fav Regards Bob.
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Bob Ottey
Many thanks Bob.
3 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Seen in **Ipernity Addicts**
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stanley Sutton
Thanks Stanley.
3 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Strange how these coal black caterpillars become such colorful butterflies. Well captured detail.
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Armpro
Many thanks. As I said in a previous reply metamorphosis is amazing.
3 years ago.
Steve Banks
Steve Banks
An enjoyable capture thanks to the commentary. :)
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Steve Banks
Many thanks Steve.
3 years ago.