(and sometimes the beast!)




This caterpillar joined the big bush adventure I was on recently (not sure which end is which) and must say, I much preferred it to the other creepy crawlies we came across.  A while ago I posted about the Wanderer or Monarch butterfly. Well, this is it before it becomes a butterfly.  Quite stunning really.  I wouldn't be able to squash it like one would a pesky ordinary grub, but I wonder how many butterflies die because their caterpillar isn't as pretty??