posted May 25, 2011 5:53 PM by Hester Burch [ updated May 25, 2011 6:01 PM ]
photos copyright Hester Burch
This critter looks like a caterpillar but it is really a leaf beetle larvae. Their metallic rainbow coloring is quite attractive if you look closely. They were all over the Groundsel trees at Elms.
The bottom picture shows: it was smaller than the width of my thumb nail.
Observed by some second graders visiting the Elms- May 2011.