Friday, July 27, 2012

blondie








Spotted by the kids in the White Bird summer camp, crawling on the stone wall at Old First, a kind of stubby-tufted relentlessly yellow caterpillar. When the sun hit its orange eyes in a certain way they appeared coated with iridescent glitter. Someone mentioned she believed this was the larvae of a particularly difficult tree menacing moth, but I have been unable to identify it. Innocent until proven guilty!

It looks a lot like an amazing thing I saw someone knitting on the subway, yellow, puckered, delicate, intricate, fiberemassed. I remember thinking the woman knitting it must have been a genius. Knitting in the Olympics? Absolutely.

4 comments:

Matthew said...

Sycamore tussock moth, H. harrisii

amarilla said...

Thanks!! Didn't find a single image that resembled it during my brief searching endeavor.

thenecromancer said...

That is one snazzy yellow moth...

amarilla said...

Not a hoax!