Friday, September 15, 2006

a crawly thingy

When I was walking the other day, I spotted this on the sidewalk. At first, from a distance, it looked like a slightly curled leaf. It is some sort of caterpillar, I think. It was about an inch long. The bottom is completely flat, though. The head is on the right, under the edge. I would have picked it up and brought it home to look at it closer, but I was on my way to EMart to get some groceries and had no way to carry it. I didn't see it moving. Even when I flipped it over, it didn't move much. I've really no clue what it is.

1 comment:

Your Bro said...

Hey Laura!

It looks like a caterpillar of the Limacodidae family, perhaps a Mecytha fasciata (from http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~don/larvae/lima/fasciat.html)

A SLUG CATERPILLAR! Nice.