Dakota's Nature Photos

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Name that Critter! *Win a Prize*

Just for fun, I've decided to give the first three people who can correctly identify the species pictured above a free digital download of any one of my photographs. Just submit your answer as a comment and I'll contact you via email or by commenting on your blog if you're a winner (make sure your email is displayed on your profile if you don't have a blog)! And to make things a bit harder for those who know their zoology, if you're able to correctly identify what the animal is resting on I'll throw in a 2nd photo as well. Go!

Disclaimer: Any photos received by you as a result of this contest will remain copyrighted by their current owner. You may print the photo for personal use, but may not otherwise distribute it or upload it to the Internet. By entering this contest you are agreeing to these terms.

8 observation(s):

Jenna K. said...

Hmm....I think it's a tobacco hornworm.... =o

P.I.C.'s by Breanna said...

Wow, I wish I knew my zoology... never was very good at that though. I have no idea what species this is!! Looking forward to finding out! :)

Unknown said...

Is it Ceratomia undulosa? It would have been easier to guess, if you had included a whole-body-shot! ;)

As far as what it's resting on... An even wilder guess. It looks like oak bark with lichen growing on it, but that's a long-shot! :)

This was fun! I love a good challenge!

IllusiveDreamer55 said...

Just a guess here based on the color and pattern, but I am not much of a caterpillar person LOL

Antheraea polyphemus

Dakota said...

Sorry, Illusive Dreamer! That's incorrect. So far only two people have guessed correctly, though I'm choosing not to publish their comments until the game is over to avoid giving anything away.

IllusiveDreamer55 said...

Haha :-) I kind of figured it was wrong, but that was the closest thing I could find that looked like it. I will just say it is a big fat green caterpillar!!! Can't wait to find out what it is.

Grant Fedewa said...

Does it matter if you look it up on google? Because I looked it up and figured out it was a sphinx moth caterpillar. I did not find out the scientific name though.

Dakota said...

Hi Grant,

Yes, you are right: the picture on my photography blog is of a tobacco hornworm, also called a Carolina Sphinx Moth in its adult stage. Please fill out the contact form on on Dakota's Nature Photos and let me know which photo you have chosen as your prize.

In Christ,