Roll Call: All Caterpillars Converge!!!



Was out one evening recently for a short jog around my neighborhood when I came across these amazing extra large, extra beautiful, extra hungry caterpillars converging on a hedge. Apart from being a striking contrast of black bodies with thick yellow bands against orange feet and heads, these caterpillars are in fact quite dangerous to certain plants and can demolish an entire garden in a matter of hours.

Am not sure of the species but guess based on the above they would also  be dangerous to humans because apparently they are very bad for those of us who love our gardens but have anger management issues; a combination which does not augur well for either party i.e. caterpillar or human (as shared with me by a close friend).

I’m just glad they don’t bite joggers or get any bigger … just saying.








My ‘fun’ take on this week’s Word Press Photo Challenge: Convergence 🙂


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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

8 thoughts on “Roll Call: All Caterpillars Converge!!!”

    1. They were more than creepy! Each branch had about 3 to 5 caterpillars minimum; all in various stages of chilling out. Haven’t checked back yet to see of the plants are even still there because they make up a serious demolition squad. Thanks for stopping by; always happy to have you here 🙂


    1. Yes, and when I checked out that particular bush this morning while jogging the top was completely gone! Thanks for commenting … will keep you updated and hope you never get to see any of these creatures yourself 🙂


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