Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

So, today Amber wasn't feeling 100% when she woke up, so we took the day off from formal school. Noah and Nate were investigating in the back yard and came across something I have never seen before...The Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar!!!This is the coolest caterpillar I have ever seen in my life! When he gets scared he rolls into a ball.

He isn't like other caterpillars that I'm familiar with as far as his crawling is concerned either. He doesn't have a good grip. He walks right off of things! Most caterpillars will inch along and when they come to the end of it and then under it, like your hand...they would walk across the top, then across the bottom while they are upside down. Not this guy. He just walks right off and falls on the floor!

Here is what this fuzzy little guy is going to turn into!! How beautifully amazing is that? This is one of the most beautiful moths ever! Glad that we can experience God's creation all together.

1 comment:

Following Forward said...

this thing is awesome!!!