Quota photo time. And here’s an unenhanced pic of a  Pine Emperor moth (Nudaurelia cytherea cytherea) caterpillar:

This one was wandering across the beach in Agulhas and it was a good 8cm long. Apparently, these larvae are edible (no, we didn’t) and feed (unsurprisingly) on pine trees, of which there are none anywhere near Agulhas.

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