Following Caterpillars

This is so much easier than chasing butterflies.

My three Saddlebacks, Acharia stimulea, have stayed on the coffee tree for weeks now.


They are slowly getting bigger as they nibble leaves away from end to stem.


I caught a photo of one just as it molted.


One paused on top of a bean for hours.


I have been stung several times trying to find them. I pester pests.


They have a face on their backside to trick predators.


I will miss them when they pupate.

It’s been one of my daily tasks to check on them.

Beautiful but toxic.


Not everything cute should be petted.



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