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Sawfly Larva and Hexi by SauriaMami Sawfly Larva and Hexi by SauriaMami
Not a caterpillar...but a larva of the Elm Sawfly. This variety is North America's largest....with a gorgeous blue stripe running down the back with small matching blue dots along both sides of it's body.
The adult will be a blackish/purple creature, often mistaken as wasps or even bees.
Although I'm not a sawfly fan, these larva are just amazing in their specteral beauty.
This one is curled up on the underside of a Hexigonal-pored Polypore fungus.
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Nothing like waking up to see over 1000 clicks on an image. A huge thrill to get a DD on this image. Thank you so much for viewing and enjoying this image...even with the watermark on it!
Please know that there is NO way that I can thank each one of you individually for you're 'fav' on this image...but know that each and every one is appreciated!
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Given 2009-09-02
A very unusual photograph, the colours are interesting and there is so much detail.
Sawfly Larva and Hexi by ~SauriaMami ( Featured by dandelgrosso )
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Dlus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. This is awesome! Fat little guy isn't he?
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Kaiju-popsicle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student General Artist
The lighting makes it look so "brand new" like a newborn baby. It's actually...honestly...kinda cute. I almost wanna wrap it up in a leaf and sing it a lullaby.
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Tzutzy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
great shot!!
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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Photographer
Hi, your picture appears as favourite in my journal.:D [link]
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icantglowinthedark Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Photographer
makes me think of Upper in ang the last air bender
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partytoy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010   Filmographer
Tht is cute.
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Mondkringel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this picture has been featured here: [link]
:wave: Mondkringel

...i know, it isn't a caterpillar, but it looks like ;)
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:iconraemo:
Raemo Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
stunning, unreal in detail and beauty.
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999999999a Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Fantastic!
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steppeland Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Photographer
Awesome! That's really a beautiful larvae! ans what a gorgeous combination with that mushroom! Congrats on the DD, much deserved!
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Photographer
thanx a TON! I had the fungi on hand when we found this little beauty. amazing to know it's a fly. it was just an incredible looking insect
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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow! Amazing picture.Gratulation!
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laura-yuki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
wow this is a really amazing shot!!
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Photographer
thanx! i'm glad he cooperated with me :)
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ReachForTheStarfish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! Absolutely incredible shot! I love how you even FOUND something like this! Great job :)
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
a true surprise! it was AWESOME! i still don't think i got enuf photos (i took over 100) lol
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ReachForTheStarfish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I do the same thing! I end up each day I take out my camera with hundreds of photos of just a few things lol
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
lol...guilty as charged!
people hate hiking with me because i can take 50 shots of one item to 'study' it...then stop 5 feet further away..and start all over. what SHOULD have been a 1/2 hour hike turns into 3 hours for me because of all the shots i take. :giggle:
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ReachForTheStarfish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
YES! I go hiking all the time with my best friend and I probably slow us down so much because I take a picture of everything, but she's used to it by now :)
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
i've a fellow 'myco-phile' who i hike often with...who i think is as slow as me? if not more so...soooo i don't feel THAT bad when he's around :D
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indojo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
a fantastic shot
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Photographer
isn't that just an amazing looking maggot? i'm still in awe of how beautiful it looked only to turn into a black fly!
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indojo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
it`s really amazing, camera is tool and help
for better seeing
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xMurasaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Beautiful!!! :heart:
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pretty-much-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Photographer
alice in wonderland
that´s what I thought, when I saw it.

is this for real?

it is so beautiful.
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   Photographer
Definately real. It's a large maggot rather then a caterpillar though. :) When I found out I was amazed...it IS beautiful! thanx for the comment
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pretty-much-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010   Photographer
very welcome :D
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Artist
:worship::worship::worship::worship:
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this thins is so amazingly adorable X}
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Photographer
lol...I agree! it was so irresistable to want to pet it.
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You can pet them right? No poison? I pet the caterpillars when I find any. They are becoming rare DX
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Photographer
These are actually the larva of a huge fly...so no poison or venom. They curl like this in defense...then when they think it's 'safe'...they uncurl and RUN! lol We've snow on the ground but my son STILL found a caterpillar yesterday!
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so lucky XD. we don't see much butterflies and dragonflies anymore. *sigh* I miss my elementary days
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Photographer
i think i 'see' more now then i did as a child....more because i think? I appreciate and love them IMMENSELY where as before? i just 'liked' them...lol
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SylvieRider Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
feat. [link]
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moorose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Who knew larvae could be so pretty?
A lovely capture, and I like that you included that background - is that some kind of mushroom or fungus?
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Photographer
i have to agree...i'm not big on 'maggots' but this fellow was awesome.
it's actually on top of the underside of a Hexigonal Pored Polypore. an non-stemmed fungi.
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moorose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
It's pretty fascinating to see what nature has designed even on such a small scale.
And yes, I reread your description and spotted that in there :blushes: didn't see that before!
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Photographer
lol..no problem.
and YES...Nature is incredible with all her designs! if you ever get a chance...check out more of the macro lives out there...their details can be even more amazing then what is seen with the naked eye
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yukimujaki68 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Digital Artist
most beautiful larva i have ever seen :). and he has cute beady little eyes xD great shot love it :D
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
lol..thanx. i liked his little beady eyes too
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yukimujaki68 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Digital Artist
x3
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MrsOverdose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
how beautiful :heart:
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
thanx! :D
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hexC0DE Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!!
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HeyPig Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
A well deserved daily deviation. Beautiful picture!
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009   Photographer
thanx! surprising what a bug can look like sometimes huh?
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Daemonworks Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It needs a hookah. ;)

That out of the way, it's awesome.
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009   Photographer
lol..we try to stay away from those kind of things...lol
and thanx!
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charleshildreth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
The colors are fantastic in this photo. I love when a photographer decides to show us the smaller world we often do not pay any attention to.
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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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IR-500
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10 mm
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Jun 19, 2009, 11:31:03 AM
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