Thursday, 15 July 2010
I found another guest in the garden, this time munching on the tender leaves of a young costus guanaiensis var tarmicus shoot. I find caterpillars fascinating because they all so different and they come in a myriad range of colours and sizes. I don't know whether this will end up as a butterfly or a moth (most people think the former) but i'm sure it would be one beautiful specimen. The thing about caterpillars is, never try to touch them with your bare hands, particularly the hairy ones because they will cause an allergic reaction which could end up in a major rash.