Micrographs by Josefine Stenddy
A pictorial atlas of fossil remains
London :H.G. Bohn,1850.
Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)
The Lobster Moth is in itself an unremarkable fluffy Lepidopteran you might not look twice at. Its larvae however are widely regarded as the most bizarre of all caterpillars, with long thin jointed forelegs which are not only used outstretched in a defensive posture when alarmed but also giving this caterpillar extreme agility and alien-like mobility around its environment, and a grotesquely enlarged tail-end not dissimilar to that of a crustacean which can be elevated to assume numerous “artistic” poses.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..
LET ME DRIVE MY VAN INTO YOUR HEEAARTT
Publication infoLondon,Hodder and Stoughton
University of California Libraries
In all my years of reblogging shit, this has got to be the best picture to grace the page of tumblr. I don’t know why but this picture makes me very emotional.
Publication info Stuttgart: Alfred Kernen, 1909