Rare that I see and insect and am absolutely flabbergasted. I knew it was some kind of wasp but THAT CRAZY HEAD. Turns out to be a square-headed wasp of the crabonid family, maybe Ectemnius genus.
Cleveland, September 2014
Cool Black Label advertisement
Jim, Cleveland, September 2014
Coast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata)- Santa Cruz County, CA
While checking out cracks in a large rock outcropping, I found this fresh shed from a large mountain kingsnake.
Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale, Tasmania
Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)
The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.
They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..
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