Interesting Living Thing

Orgya leucostigma or better known as White-marked Tussock Moth.

I don’t know if is the biologist in me, but I like to pay attention to the details of
life. I think the life that we are living is extraordinary but we don’t pay attention to it. There are so many wonderful creatures all around us, so beauty of how this world work, but we take it for granted.

I was getting out of my car the other day, when I closed the door of I saw this little fellow and my first reaction was jumping because my hand was too close to it. I know that those curious hairs in its body sting really nice.

I couldn’t help myself, I had to take pictures and even a video, is so amazing how it moves… I wonder where he was going, I don’t know if he was riding with me on my car or he landed there after I parked. Because I get curious easily I wanted to know a little bit more about this caterpillar besides knowing that its hair sting. You see the 4 yellow “corn” shape things on its back? Those are the Tussock, they could be white, yellow or gray, in this guy are yellow.
After he fell from my car.
After he fell from my car.
Check out my cool video…
This is a picture of a male White-marked Tussock ( Non of the following pics was taken by me, I add them so you can see how it looks after it finish his life cycle). Look at his huge antennas and hairy leg.. cute!
Adult male

 

The female doesn’t have wings… poor thing can not fly anywhere, she just wait for a male… and you know later will lay some eggs. And the cycle start all over again.

female

I encourage you to look a little deeper at your surroundings, appreciate the little things you have close to home. You don’t have to go far to find amazing things in your own back yard. Make a little story of any situation and later own share it with others! Another note, if you find any kind of weird creature and you want to know what it is, you can try to identify it going to this cool website Discover Life. Have fun!

Until then,

xamlinnette

 

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