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"Orange Red Green" – Eumorpha achemon on grapevine
A shifting dune in Provincetown, Cape Cod. The gnarled woody base of a decades old grapevine emerges from the bank of a sandy hill. In stark contrast, this season’s spray of fresh green grape leaves lead away on a trailing vine. A diminutive plant in a sparse and sometimes harsh environment would seem like an unlikely home for one of New England's most fabulous caterpillars. But overturning the vine in early August, there they are: orange, red, and green.