Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge (Day 3)

Thank you to El from FAR OUT IN AFRICA and Lori of  Let There be Peace on Earth for inviting me to join in. If you haven’t already, do give visit their blogs.

“The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.”

I would like to nominate Heena of  Heena Rathore P‘s blog to join in the fun.

I am also linking this post to:

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: From This to That

Cabbage Tree Emperor Caterpillars

Cabbage tree emperor moth is an African moth species belonging to the family Saturniidae.

We found these caterpillars were found in our garden on a Cabbage tree. The caterpillars are about 8 cm long.DSC04684

Although they look fairly scary, they are not poisonous, but one should always exercise some caution in picking up caterpillars because they can cause skin irritation.

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These spectacular caterpillars are the larval form of the equally spectacular African Emperor Moth, Bunaea alcinoe.  The African Emperor Moth is one of the Giant Silk Moths.

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Photo: Wikipedia
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20 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge (Day 3)

  1. I looked up Cabbage Tree but it is totally different than the one you have here. I was interested because one year a tree in front of my sisters garden was covered in worms like these. It totally cleaned the tree of all its leaves. Did not kill it but pruned it nicely. The emperor moth is a real beauty,

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