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Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« on: 12 Feb 2008, 07:26 »

I had no idea where to put this...
Anyways, Anybody know any species of caterpillars, specifically black hairy ones, with a yellow orange stripe right down its back, and orange striped across?
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #2 on: 12 Feb 2008, 07:51 »

Well, for one, I know you spelled Capertillar wrong.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #3 on: 12 Feb 2008, 07:54 »

I had no idea where to put this...
Anyways, Anybody know any species of caterpillars, specifically black hairy ones, with a yellow orange stripe right down its back, and orange striped across?
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #4 on: 12 Feb 2008, 08:23 »

so, i thought that joe's link was a joke, but then i clicked it and he was being serious.

congratulations, i'm dubbing this the dumbest new thread i've seen in the last... i don't know... 11 days? it's been a while since i was on the forums.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #5 on: 12 Feb 2008, 08:58 »

Caterpillars are awesome! I love the fact that Caterpillars are just the larval stage of another creature. Like, Caterpillars are amazing, wonderful creatures on their own but the fact that they then go on to become an even more fascinating insect is incredible. The larval form exists solely to eat enough food to become a moth or a butterfly. Stuff like this makes blows my mind.

Caterpillars have thousands of muscles. You and I have about six hundred or so. They have nearly half that in their head alone. They are also incredibly rugged in order to ensure survival. For example, they have evolved to become immune to plant venom and pesticides. Certain species can actually enter a form of symbiosis with ant colonies, who offer protection in return for sugar-rich honeydew. The black, red and yellow Caterpillars are typically venomous and the defence system is actually devious in its simplicity. When a predator eats a colourful Caterpillar and becomes ill from the poison, they will permanently associate illness with black, red and yellow Caterpillars. Some non-venomous Caterpillars actually develop these colours as a form of Batesian Mimicry.

Look at these little critters, they are just insane.

Stinging Rose Caterpillar -



Douglas Fir Tussack Caterpillar -

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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #6 on: 12 Feb 2008, 08:58 »

caterpillars are really cute!

i used to collect these kinds when i was little!  they were everywhere!



the neighbors kids would blow them up, though and then the street would be filled with caterpillar guts. it was terrible! :(

this thread should now be about cute/interesting bugs. like inchworms!



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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #7 on: 12 Feb 2008, 09:14 »

My brother is allergic to caterpillars.  True story.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #8 on: 12 Feb 2008, 09:16 »

Inchworms!



I'd play with these when I was little. Especially if they were on the play ground, I'd get them off the concrete, let them crawl all over my hands, and then put them in a tree, because I didn't want people to squish it.



I know they aren't caterpillars, but praying mantises are awesome!
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #9 on: 12 Feb 2008, 09:39 »

If we're doing cute bugs, I'm quite partial to ladybugs.



They're adorable.... usually... until there are thousands in your home and you need to vacuum them from the ceiling and walls.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #10 on: 12 Feb 2008, 09:51 »

CATERPILLARS ARE FUCKING METAL!


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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #11 on: 12 Feb 2008, 10:04 »



AWWWWWWW <3
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #13 on: 12 Feb 2008, 14:35 »

okay. this thread is officially NSFY.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #14 on: 12 Feb 2008, 14:40 »

Nono, its NSFCE
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #15 on: 12 Feb 2008, 18:13 »

This thread would be less offensive if we hadn't had an equally pointless caterpillar thread a few months ago.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #16 on: 12 Feb 2008, 19:05 »

MaiAda, I despise the caterpillars you posted:( They're invasive gypsy moth caterpillars (AKA those gross tent-weaving ones) and they destroy foliage like no other, doing permanent damage to trees.

I'm curious as to why the OP made the post- did you have a run-in with a particularly nasty spiny caterpillar? Scouts always used to get the spines in their hands at camp, you can use clear packing tape to help pull out the spines even if you can't see them, if that's what happened. The site Joe posted is good for identifying/finding whether it was poisonous.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #17 on: 12 Feb 2008, 22:05 »

I like the tiny black inchworms we used to find when out in trees! As with caterpillars they also have the most awesome way of moving ever.

I had a "wildlife factfile" one of the binders you got all the sheets sent out to you with, must have cost a bomb but as a kid I read them for literally hours a day, they taught me to read and the biggest 2 files I had were birds, and bugs so if I were at home in my attic I could tell you lots about caterpillars and the like, but rite now all I have in this little flat is the interbutts.

I stopped likeing ladybugs when I was climbing trees and there were 2 of them doing it like, rite next to where I was about to go. Srsly guise, get a room.

This post is kinda pointless then and I am sorry.

I need to learn some new words also.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #18 on: 12 Feb 2008, 23:16 »

It amuses me so hard how ladybugs are called "ladybirds" in England.

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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #19 on: 12 Feb 2008, 23:26 »

They're ladybirds in all the colonies!
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #20 on: 12 Feb 2008, 23:54 »

...they destroy foliage like no other, doing permanent damage to trees.

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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #21 on: 13 Feb 2008, 04:02 »

Am I still a hippie if I spent my childhood gleefully stomping on them because of it?
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #22 on: 13 Feb 2008, 04:24 »

They're ladybirds in all the colonies!

I've never heard them called ladybirds by anyone!?
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #23 on: 13 Feb 2008, 04:35 »

Let's not forget Scolopendra Gigantea, the Giant Yellowleg Centipede.

They hunt and kill rodents, birds and bats. They have been known to attack humans when disturbed. Their venom can actually incapacitate an adult. Sleep well!
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #24 on: 13 Feb 2008, 04:50 »

I'm not too fond of Caterpillars due to the massive clumps of Spitfires that live around my area. Those bastards hurt.



[EDIT - Turns out they're actually wasp larvae. ]
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #25 on: 13 Feb 2008, 05:01 »

Maybe it's just because my early childhood was in South Africa then.

Also, Spluff's post has  reminded me how great Australian trees are.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #26 on: 13 Feb 2008, 05:54 »

Well, *technically* most spitfires are the larvae of wood wasps or sawflies, so they're related to wasps but aren't quite them and  they're sans sting.
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Re: Anybody know anything about Caterpillars?
« Reply #27 on: 13 Feb 2008, 14:15 »

I found it my little pet slinky (thats what I named it...ahem, not completely lame ¬¬') is in fact poisonous. But only if you lick it....
I love caterpillars and also, I call them ladybirds and lady bugs =]
Now ladyboys....they are a completely different story ;]
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