Monthly Archives: January 2014

Larva, larva, larva.

The ova have hatched and the larvae start to crawl down the form.    

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Pleionexia in its infancy.

The basic shape has been made and the ova have been added.

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Caterpillar in a Travelodge

This Deaths Head Hawkmoth caterpillar is relaxing on the sofa in a Travelodge. I have to take my caterpillars away with me because they need constant care and attention. The overheated, dry atmosphere of a Travelodge bedroom suits this species … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night

An Eri silkmoth caterpillar bids a fond farewell to Santa.

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Say it with Roses

O Rose thou art sick. The  (in) visible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. William Blake – the brackets … Continue reading

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