Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

a caterpillar and an unknown insect in our garden

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear

15 comments:

Indrani said...

As I was watching this shot, my 8 year old joined me and she commented: Meeting of two insects!

June said...

This photo definitely has a WOW factor...great close up shot! I don't know what that other bug is...some sort of wasp perhaps...but I don't need to find out :-)

frogpondsrock said...

I really like that shot. That looks like a parasitic wasp. I love the tracery in its wings I would like to decorate a large cup with a pattern like that.. thanks for giving me an idea Lareine....cheers kim

Beth F said...

Amazing shot. Terrific.

napaboaniya said...

You certainly got me wordless for this stunning picture!! :P

Gattina said...

Strange meetings taking place in your garden ! Makes me suspicious, lol !

Minxy Mimi said...

Very cool! You make 2 scary bugs look quite friendly!

Makis said...

Great shot! Even if caterpillars, or any crawlies, freak me out!

lisaschaos said...

This takes my breath away! :) I love everything about it!

Maya said...

Beautiful close up!

jams o donnell said...

Amazing shot. It almost looks like there will be a fight between the two for the leaf!

SandyCarlson said...

That's an amazing photo. What a great shot, and what a great buffet your garden must offer!

Will said...

That is an amazing shot! And yes I think it is a wasp that lays its eggs on the caterpillar's back. The eggs hatch and the larvae burrow into the caterpillar and feed on it. Gross, I know, but I have observed this cycle in my own garden.

Happy WW and thanks for your visit. The consensus seems to be that my WW shot is some kind of mud dauber nest.

Roses and stuff said...

That's a fantastic shot!
Katarina

lareine said...

to everybody: thank you very much for dropping by... i wish i have the patience and the skill of nature documentalists... they must discover a lot of interesting things in their line of job...

to will: glad i didn't witness the egg-laying-larva-burrowing scene... just thinking about it gives me gooseflesh *argh*...

to gattina: i'm also beginning to wonder, too... maybe because there's some magnetic force in our garden?! *winks*

to minxy mimi and jam: i did not wait for the next "scene"... so i don't know if they had a friendly chat or a fierce fight :)...

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