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Another garlic goer

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Inchworm on Wild Garlic 7977

Another goer on wild garlic, Allium drummondii, that I saw on April 7th in the panhandle of St. Edward’s Park in northwest Austin was this little caterpillar. The cluster of buds confirms that these flowers were in an earlier stage than the ones you saw last time.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

    beyondlisbon

    May 29, 2014 at 5:54 AM

  2. Nice shot. As a trained zoologist I very much appreciate your efforts to include members of that other kingdom whenever possible! D

    Pairodox Farm

    May 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    • The more plants I photograph, the more little critters I find on them, so I’d be remiss in not showing some of the riders along with the ridden. I’m glad you appreciate that.

      Steve Schwartzman

      May 29, 2014 at 6:59 AM

  3. Can you blame these little creatures for being all over the wild garlic? Garlic flowers are delicious.

    Gallivanta

    May 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM

  4. What a cool capture! Love your photos 😊!

    jkgphotos

    May 29, 2014 at 8:31 AM

  5. Stunning. 😀

    Raewyn's Photos

    May 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

  6. The only caterpillars I’ve ever seen looped around like this one are the inchworms. I never understood why they move as they do, but this little article at least explains that. Hard to say if this one’s an inchworm, or just practicing his yoga, but it’s a great photo. (He looks a bit like a tweed sofa.)

    shoreacres

    May 29, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    • In earlier drafts of this post I referred to the caterpillar as an inchworm but I’m not sure why I changed that. As has happened before, you’ve come up with a unique metaphor: a tweed sofa.

      Steve Schwartzman

      May 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

  7. That is such a beautiful image, Steve.

    LensScaper

    May 31, 2014 at 2:52 AM

  8. Love this shot. Wild garlic has never looked more elegant, and even the caterpillar seems balletic.

    Susan Scheid

    June 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    • Better balletic than ballistic, right? Wordplay aside, I’ve long been fond of photographing wild garlic flowers. Too bad they won’t be back again till next spring.

      Steve Schwartzman

      June 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM


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