On behalf of X-ray, and with his permission, I will post his earlier pics and commentary. [I have also cropped and slightly edited his pics for clarity of viewing on this Forum.]
"I tried to put this [Noctuid larva = Tiracola aureata] down on a Stargazer lily but it would not go on the petal. Guess the smell is not to its liking. However when I put it on the anther, it refused to let go and just gobbled up all the pollen grains. (Note: it later behaved the same way when confronting Hibiscus pollen laden anthers!)
Next, I put it on an orchid. When it came to the pristine bud, I just put its face on the petal. After finishing taking the picture, I put it back into the container and I noticed a brown patch on the surface of the bud. 1 hour later, there was a hole where the brown patch was. I think it probably secreted digestive juice on the patch and was waiting for it to dissolve the cellulose.
[ Last edited by dlmohn at 2013-5-17 16:18 ]