Picking up where I left off on my last Cecropia post, here are a couple pictures of the caterpillars later in the 3rd instar phase.
This first one shows an early third instar above one in the second instar phase. They certainly do grow from one stage to the other, don't they?
This third instar is a little older. The body colors have muted some, and the blue pedicles are now showing -- at the tail end and in front of & beside the large red ones near the head.
is my photo-invitation to slow down and soak in all the wonder and beauty woven through creation.