I’ve never seen anything quite like this bright blue caterpillar.  We found two of them near Navajo Lake, NM, in mid-June.

There are nearly identical caterpillars pictured on bugguide.net, whatsthatbug.com, and a couple of other places… but none are identified.  Do you know what it is?

Update: Maybe it’s a grub?  Thanks to bisexualcarswellthorne and ghirahim for the suggestion.  And/or maybe it’s blue because of an iridovirus (thanks fierymenstrualred)?

Also, thanks to inlandwest for his blue caterpillar photos.


Five Horror Posters:  From the Raw Art to the Finished Product

  • The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  • Waxwork (1988)
  • The Video Dead (1987)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986)

Note:  All images are much larger individually than they appear when viewed from the dashboard.


Horror Posters Without Text: Part II

From top:

  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
  • Tremors (1990)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • Child’s Play 2 (1990)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  • Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)
  • Slither (2006)

(Part I)