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Fuzzy Fellow

This hairy looking critter has been hanging out for several days on the trunk of a bougainvillea that is beside our porch in Oaxaca. The best ID I found is that it’s an arctia caja, which is the larva of one type of Tiger Moth.  It is about 3 inches long, and is known in other locations as “wooly bear.” If anyone out there knows differently, please speak up!


I don’t know how long it stays in this stage, but I hope it returns as a colorful moth!

Cee’s Oddball Challenge #48: All Spiffed Up

Mexican grasshopper outfitted in true Mexican style!


Cee’s Oddball Challenge #4 TEAMWORK

Standing on a street corner, chatting about the day’s destinations, a friend and I suddenly spotted a tortilla chip that was moving slowly down the sidewalk. Upon closer inspection we saw a brigade of ants lined up around the chip’s edge, toting it off to their secret hiding place.


And those riding on top…slackers or supervisors?

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