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SILVER-SPOTTED TIGER
MOTH CATERPILLAR

Found this Tiger Moth Caterpillar hiding in plain site on a trail sign during our hike. As I was taking a photo, it turned & crawled directly toward my lens. If you look closely, you can see my reflection in the head!

 

Fun Fact: They are one of the few insects that are active in winter & fall months. At the beginning of May the caterpillar spins a cocoon made up of its shed hair & silk webbing.

Location: Discovery Park, Washington

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HONEY BEE

As I watched these bumble bees hard at work, I noticed that one of them was gathering pollen & feeding the other. Turns out, this is common amongst the sister bees. They feed one another, as well as the queen!

Location: Greenwood, Washington

FIERY SKIPPER

This Fiery Skipper was feeding on nectar from a flower. As I got closer to capture its cute face, I realized it has 4 wings instead of 2! 

 

Fun Fact: Skippers are considered to be the transitional group between butterflies & moths. They have the wings of a butterfly, but the fury body of a moth.

Location: Fairfield, California

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