What’s really annoying (besides home quarantine, that I have in the UK where I just arrived)? It’s when you find the creepiest, weirdest looking bug or creature, and you ask a specialist and they say, oh yeah, that’s the XXXXX, they are quite common. Or they just fling the latin name at me, as tho I know what to do with it.
Well not to me, they are not common! This is the first, and maybe only, time in my life when I will ever see such a fantastical creature….and so it is with the the lobster moth Caterpillar. (Stauropus fagi). I have found one in England, a few years back and it freaked me out then, and at the very beginning of June I found another three altogether while walking in Po Lo Che.
It is also known as the lobster prominent, and the name refers to the crustacean-like appearance of the caterpillar.
This is a strange creature, and well worth two days of blog, so check back tomorrow for some more info and pics.