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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017)

Grey Dagger


Grey Dagger
Grey Dagger caterpillar taken in my garden, Aspull.

Photo: David Barker  (Nikon D3000 VR 18/55mm Lens @ 1/400S)
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Comment by: Mick on 3rd October 2017 at 08:36

If you hadnt have mentioned it I wouldnt have thought that thing sticking up was its dagger.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd October 2017 at 09:19

Is that a dagger I see before me?

Comment by: Howard P on 3rd October 2017 at 10:01

I suspect it will turn out into a beautiful butterfly.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 3rd October 2017 at 11:59

I'll have a pint of whatever it is that Irene's drinking please barman, oh!, and leave another one in the pump for Irene as well.

Comment by: Alan on 3rd October 2017 at 12:33

I think you've already had one. Can we comment about the photo please.
Lovely shot David.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd October 2017 at 12:53

It's from Macbeth, Ozy, but you can get the ale in! x.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2017 at 13:48

Only if the 'dagger is towards the hand' Irene.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd October 2017 at 13:53

It's not often you mention the photo Alan!!!

Comment by: Alan on 3rd October 2017 at 15:07

Well today I have!!

Comment by: Pw on 3rd October 2017 at 15:58

I suspect it turns into a very plain moth

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 3rd October 2017 at 17:04

Oh Lordy Pw, don't you start supectin' an' all.

Comment by: Julie on 3rd October 2017 at 17:34

It's funny how we look down on these tiny creatures, but the secrets they hold , developed over millions of years , fighting to survive , are the ones our scientists are now trying to extract and know about to keep we humans alive . There are plants and creatures who can survive huge periods without water, yet we humans would die within days . Which flies better a dragonfly or a helicopter? Does the harrier jump jet hover better than a humming bird. I think not . As we humans move further and further to kill ourselves, this little chap, and his like, moth or butterfly, will one day open his beautifully folded wings, and with one puff of human polluted air , will fly effortlessly into the sunset to do what it has done for millions of years previously . I doubt very much he or she will look back...would you Thankyou for picture David.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd October 2017 at 19:29

You give us food for thought Julie.

Comment by: David on 3rd October 2017 at 19:32

This caterpillar turns into the Grey Dagger moth, the moth as black markings on its wings the shape of a dagger hence the name,the spike or hump as its referred to on its back is nothing to do with the name.
Hope thats cleared that up.
Thanks all, and lovely thoughts from Julie .

Comment by: Fred Mason on 3rd October 2017 at 21:25

Julie,

You are excellent.

I fully agree with your posting.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 3rd October 2017 at 23:09

Despite our perceived differences, If you'd just take a moment to fiddle with the tuning knob Julie, I think you'd most likely find that our wavelengths are mere yottahertz apart.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd October 2017 at 23:47

Lovely creepy crawly David, do they eat much

Comment by: David on 4th October 2017 at 10:50

Hi, Ken hope alls well with you,it seems they like Rose trees ,its on one of my rose trees in the photo,you dont see many about though,take care.

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