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The Real Caterpie by ZBot9000 The Real Caterpie by ZBot9000
After a hike in the woods, getting lost, getting mauled by a pointy stick, and finding an old high school photo of George Lucas... :XD: (jk) I discovered this little guy stuck to my jacket after I got out of the woods! :aww:

This is a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar. Which happens to be the state to-be-butterfly of Mississippi! And it's also the caterpillar that the Pokemon Caterpie is based off of. Cool huh? :D Oooorrrrr maybe it's a Tiger Swallowtail... Wutevs. :T

This pic surprised me with how much detail my camera actually captured. :wow: My camera is choosy about what pics come out the way they are supposed to. Surprisingly I got a bunch of these rare detailed pics from my camera all while at Mississippi Palisades. =D And I mean DETAILED! Wait until you see them. And I did not use a tripod or zoom for any of them (including this one) which is even more surprising! :aww:

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:iconwolfheartsprite:
wolfheartsprite Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really want to poke it gently.  It looks super squishy.  Don't want to hurt it, just touch it.
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow super cute and it would be cool if you find for us the rest of pokemons
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LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
WOW!!!! It looks exactly like Caterpie!!!!!!!
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:iconempty-oyster-shell:
empty-oyster-shell Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omg!
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:iconsteph1254:
Steph1254 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hi there :wave: just a message to let you know you've been featured here!
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:icongorybluecat:
GoryBlueCat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So cute! I want one! ^u^
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WileE2005 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist
That's actually a Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar. Spicebush Swallowtails have bigger eyespots. Regardless, it still looks a LOT like Caterpie. When they pupate, their chrysalis looks like Metapod (without the eyes), but among emerging the adult butterflies look more like Beautifly than Butterfree! (I see a LOT of Tiger Swallowtail butterflies during the summer, and they're HUGE.)
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:iconzbot9000:
ZBot9000 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...My source LIED TO ME! >:c
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WileE2005 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Well, the Spicebush Swallowtail looks the most like Caterpie, but I think Caterpie was based off just about any kind of swallowtail caterpillar with those eyespots. And it sticks out those red stench-thingies more than the Spicebush does.
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMFG how cute is thsi?? And it´s even more cool that it´s NOT a fake thing.
It looks so soft and green. :love: I really like such caterpillars. :love:
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kittykat14311 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw one of these today!!! :)
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:iconflurry-the-turkeykat:
That is SO cute! Caterpie was always my favorite, and it just made my day to know that they're based on a real animal (that looks exactly like the pokemon) :D
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Keyra-Drako Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
amazing how much they look alike great shot :D
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OuijaBoardum Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional
CATERPIE! *_*
..I wish these were native to the UK ;_;
The things we get here look like Wurmples xD
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CallMeBubble Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
supper cute i wish i could pet him (loves petting soft looking things)
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:iconpokedude025:
pokedude025 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
is it dangerous...? [link]
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:iconpokedude025:
pokedude025 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
is it dangerous...? [link]
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:iconkomali100:
Komali100 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
How come every other picture of a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar I find doesn't have an antenna? But this one does?
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:iconaeveon:
aeveon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Such am amazing critter, I have never seen one of these before! :)
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:iconturquoisecake:
Turquoisecake Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting
I love the green contrast :3

Real Caterpie :iconcaterpieplz:
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:iconsweetinsanity364:
sweetinsanity364 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME.
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tryingtobeanangel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
WOW!!! THAT IS AWESOME!:):):):)
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:iconzbot9000:
ZBot9000 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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tryingtobeanangel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
:wave: You are most welcome!:):):):) Keep smilling:iconnewlaplz:
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:iconwolfheartsprite:
wolfheartsprite Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! It looks so cute!
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:iconkurochihiro33:
kurochihiro33 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   General Artist
My god they look just like a Caterpie...lulz I think the real one is cuter :D
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whitehawk62 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
that is some incredible detail, is he/she a butterfree now?? :D
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mephilesthedarkmetal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Oh wow yes Details is rare I swear it is so hard to get when u sway too much XD can't use tripod much but when I do...still kinda awkward XD anyway wow that really is something the catipillar and Caterpie XD such a cute little thing XD I love bugs XD ah well great shot is excellent I would say so much clarity in it ^^
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:iconzbot9000:
ZBot9000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :highfive:


(Delayed reply ^^;)
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:iconmephilesthedarkmetal:
you're welcome ^_^ (lol it's ok X3)
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:iconguinnygirl:
Guinnygirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love caterpillars. TwT
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:iconaltered-worlds:
altered-worlds Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Caterpie :XD:

I was beginning to think I was the only one that noticed a Swallow Tail caterpillar is exactly like a Caterpie ;P
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:iconroddzki:
roddzki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Oh, my. That's so cool! XD
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:iconzodiac1805:
zodiac1805 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
It's adorable! I want one! XDD Just kidding.

But awesome.
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RioSavana Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
OH MY GOD<3
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WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
It's cute, in a way, I have a bad history with caterpillars, they used to fall down my shirt from the trees during caterpillar season here in Florida, oh god. .
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raiden2981 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
hey but itsfun when the marnochs come :D
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:iconwingedmidnight88:
WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Well, yeah, but those things weren't monarchs, I dunno what they were, but I have a whole bunch of monarch babies right now outside on my milkweed plant, :D
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raiden2981 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
huhi used get the cacoonsand hide them til they split
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:iconwingedmidnight88:
WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Me too, I can't touch em', I don't want to hurt them. :)
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:iconraiden2981:
raiden2981 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
oh lol i used to get a butterfly hammoc or w/e its called and put them there lol
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:iconwingedmidnight88:
WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Huh, that's neat. :)
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raiden2981 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
thx :P
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:iconzbot9000:
ZBot9000 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Sorry, that's funny though. Thanks for the comment! ^^
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:iconwingedmidnight88:
WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Lol, I know, they still scare me. . .
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:iconwiesz-kochanie:
wiesz-kochanie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's the only one bug in the wrold that I'm not afraid of ^^ What a beuatiful creature! Nature is amazing...
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:iconzbot9000:
ZBot9000 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol It sure is beautiful! Thanks for the fave! :)
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wiesz-kochanie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :)
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PsychoticTurtle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Golly, that is probably the cutest caterpillar I have ever seen. :icondelightfulplz:
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:iconzbot9000:
ZBot9000 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ain't it so? GOLLY GEE, thanks for the fave! :iconiloveitplz:
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