gizmo the panda's thumb

the kids found another caterpillar out by the walnut tree. he's really quite beautiful with his "lashes". called halysidota tessellaris, banded tussock moth [caterpillar], and the panda's thumb, this little guy feeds on several of the local trees including walnut. we think maybe he fell or was knocked from our walnut tree, because the kids found him stuck to this blade of grass. we've decided to raise him like we did the monarch tiger. the kids are very excited and i was just thrilled with my new camera as this pic is so much clearer and more detailed than the pics i took last time.

if you're interested, you can read more about gizmo at this website. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halysidota_tessellaris

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