I rather like caterpillars, though you may beg to differ.
I never knew that caterpillars needed to drink water. This Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar seems to have narcissistic tendencies:
Some species are even hairier:
But others are smooth: this is a Cecropia moth caterpillar (4th instar, if you are interested):
And its tiny blue shoes are rather cute:
Some curl up when they are scared, like these American Lady caterpillars:
I fear that many children today grow up without ever meeting a caterpillar. But I do hope that even so someone has read them Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
PS: I wanted to call this “Jacob and Esau”, as in “Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man” but somehow it didn’t quite work, and I wasn’t sure if people still knew the King James bible. So I relegated it to this postscript.
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Absolutely beautiful! I’ll be sharing this with my granddaughters.