My Favorite Caterpillar

I feel fortunate that I found these little Saddleback Caterpillars.

They were not in their usual place, the underside of leaves on the banana trees.

This year they are on my coffee tree.

I only found them because I was removing scale from the underside of the coffee leaves.

There are three. All are small.


This one is not much bigger than those nasty scale.( brown dot on the left)


They hide under the leaves and crawl along the stem to another leaf.

Saddleback Caterpillar, Sabine stimulea

The spines of  the Sabine stimulea sting,  so I know not to touch them.


Look but don’t touch!

Flower and Friends

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