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  • The Chicagoboyz Bug of the Week!

    Posted by Jonathan on June 15th, 2007 (All posts by )

    isn't he cute!

    Answers to anticipated questions:

    -About 3″.

    -I haven’t identified the species. (Some kind of Sphinx Moth larva? Does anyone know?)

    -The head is on the Left.

    -I don’t know what the green thing is. It looks like an egg.

    There is a ton of info on the Web about caterpillars (e.g., here and here). However, there are so many distinct varieties that identification is difficult if you don’t already know where to look.


    11 Responses to “The Chicagoboyz Bug of the Week!”

    1. Shannon Love Says:

      It’s a Taxnian brain slug from Omni-eye Persierus 8. They feast upon the brains of the intellectually pretentious.

      Throw one at Leftist, it fun!

    2. Jonathan Says:

      So that’s it!

    3. Tatyana Says:

      So, Shannon, by your assumption 99.5% of women are intellectually pretentious Leftists?


    4. Wickedpinto Says:

      I thought caterpillars only mated and reproduced after their final metamorph thingy into butterfly’s or moths. Maybe it’s one of those self defense mechanisms where it releases a disgusting substance that must be eaten as well as the ‘pillar making the predator spit it back out.

    5. Jonathan Says:

      Maybe the egg case from which the caterpillar hatched? It seems too small, however.

    6. Peter Hoh Says:

      Yep, that’s an ugly looking caterpillar. Was it still moving?

    7. Jonathan Says:

      Very much so. It was crossing the road when I found it.

      I have photos of it from other angles. Maybe I will post them here later.

    8. Tatyana Says:

      From other angle?
      At least you didn’t take it in your mouth…I suppose men stop being boys at some point.

    9. Wickedpinto Says:

      bite your tongue tatyana!

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    11. Jonathan Says: