Martin, I know you, but I cannot recall what you look like. Advancing old age and a touch of Alzheimer's will do that to you!
... Finally in case anybody thinks Canada doesn't have pretty bugs check this caterpillar out (this is the unedited image. . .no photoshop. . I don't even have photoshop LOL)!
When I first saw this photo I thought, "I know that!" and I started looking through the web. The first clue was the spine on its rear end. Probably moth family Sphingidae
, the horn worms. Among them are the tomato horn worms. When I did an image search I thought I had it nailed as the caterpillar of the pink spotted hawk moth
, but upon closer inspection the colors and patterns didn't match. So, "picture keying" doesn't work any better for caterpillars than it does for tarantulas!
I'm probably close, but like the man said, "Close, Colonel, but no cigar!"
Maybe you have time to pursue the mystery.
... See what you guys have done to me! Now I'm becoming the "crazy bug guy" in my fav park.
Guilty as charged, on behalf of all of us.
BTW, I'll back in Calgary in September. Wanna meet up someplace so I can see who you really are? My E-mail's in my sig.
Cheers, and enjoy your little, 6-legged and 8-legged, addictions!