On the backside

A few days ago, I ran across several critters that were on the backsides of some leaves and a couple today as well.

The Moonseed Moth (Plusiodonta compressipalpis) caterpillar was on the underside of this leaf. It looked like a rolled up old leaf, but I found it. ­čśë

It reminds me of the Giant Swallowtail caterpillar.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar on toothache tree was not on the underside, but I threw this photo in because it is very similar to the Moonseed Moth cat.. I believe they have a similar strategy for hiding. Actually, found it on Sept 5th.

Indeed, this Emerald moth was trying hard to blend in on the Frostweed leaf.

In this case, the cat was rolled in a Pokeberry leaf. It is the Green Cloverworm moth (Hypena scabra).

A better view and I did wrap it back up so it could go about it business of hiding.

This true bug nymph was hiding in plain sight.

All kinds of critters mine the leaves from sawflies, beetles, caterpillars to name a few.

Here is the top side of the leaf above. It seems that whatever was mining, did it on both sides.

Here a wasp was on the top of a Pecan leaf, but had shelter from the leaf above.

Finally, an update of the orange sherbet shelf fungus…it grew overnight!

View with my foot for scale! In fact, I think it has doubled in size!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

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