Wednesday, 2 August 2017

I Hope You Are Not Having Your Breakfast Now


Or lunch or dinner while reading this. That's because I want to talk about poop. Caterpillar poop. Look what I found one morning. Nestled on my Adenium leaf were one, two, three, four droppings. Eeeuwww!!!

If you notice, the droppings are not smooth like balls, rather they have patterned ridges. I wonder how that happens. It made me think of those cake icing piping tips that can make shapes and such. Opps... Sorry.

I proceeded to look for the perpetrator. Can you see it?


It's right under the leaf above where it deposited its droppings. It was so well camouflaged that it took me awhile to find it (even though I figured it must be above the poop, my eyesight is getting worse).

I can't leave it to feast on the leaves. This little critter is capable of demolishing a whole plant.

So I removed the leaf and caterpillar and placed it outside my garden. Bye bye!

38 comments:

  1. nasib baik tak sarapan lagi PH..hihi.. tapi benda2 mcm ni sy ok ja..tak geli sgt.. haha

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    1. hah..hah...oh, tak geli ya, Atie. Kalau yang kucing punya, lain cerita >.<

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  2. They look like some edible berries! Never seen any around my plant.

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  3. OK. First time I see caterpillar poop. Lol

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    1. LOL! There is always a first time.

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  4. Baru tahu PH..
    Begitu rupanya caterpillar poop.

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    1. hah..hah.. CH first time tengok ni.

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  5. Hahaa..nasib baik tak bf time ni..But for me caterpillar poops it's okey..not so geli hahaaa..

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    1. Tak geli kan? Yang PH geli ialah caterpillar tu. Pulak dah.

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  6. That's one fat slug. When you eat a lot, you also deposit (excrete) a lot. Those deposits look like miniature chocolate candies coated in rice krispies! O_o Patterned ridges mean patterned shit hole? ;) Wakakakaka! :D

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    1. Wahahahaha!!! You are definitely not squeamish about poop!

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  7. Ha ha ha...this is nice looking poop. Yes, I have seen them before but surprising this caterpillar choose to munch on your Adenium leaves. They are well camouflaged but their poop usually gives them away. Lol!

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    1. This is the third time I came across caterpillar on my Adenium plant. The first one was years ago - an huge orange colored one. I am more geli of the caterpillar than the poop!

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  8. I never seen caterpillar poop before...

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  9. Wow! This is interesting to see the poop of caterpillars! Got pattern some more. I would have scooped and dry them to make Caterkopi like that civet's feces Luwak coffee. It might taste sedap & bagus!

    #KopiUlat #PoopUlat

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    1. Eeekkk! If the caterpillar ate the kopi then maybe you can make kopi luwak. I doubt this one has coffee flavor hah..hah..hah...

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  10. wah you got sharp eyes to spot it. I look at your photo for so long before spotting it.

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    1. It took me a while to spot it too. I thought it had moved to another location.

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  11. wah, i also wouldn't have realised that's caterpillar poop ... they look like some kind of unripe blackberries or something like that to me too! and maybe they taste like berries too :D wouldn't the caterpillar be able to slowly find its way back to your garden :D

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    1. Taste like berries? You have a very fertile imagination! I reckon the caterpillar would make a nice snack for birds flying by.

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  12. Your plant must be pretty juicy there.. big poops are the proof.. hahaha...

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  13. Weyhhh LL...i baru tau yg benda tu rupanya caterpillar poops. Eiii geli ah nak bayangkan haha....

    Tp betul jugak LL, tak sangka betullah usus dia berpattern mcm tu hihi..

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    1. Hainom tak pernah nampak ke? LL ni kira expert lah dalam hal2 sedemikian hah..hah...

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  14. Nasib baik myasben punya pokok bunga kemboja takde sign of caterpillar, kalo Ada, yaikhh..sayang tau bunga yg cantik kena makan dengan caterillar tu

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    1. Kan? Bunga raya PH selalu dimakan oleh belalang :(

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  15. LOL at your description of the poop!

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  16. LOL! I always find their poops at my plants. They especially love the citrus plants! The caterpillars have a big appetite! chomp chomp chomp, and pretty soon the branch will be botak! and more poops! I especially hate it when they settle on my kaffir lime plants! Urgh....those precious leaves!

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    1. LOL! The ones on my lime plant are those small brown ones and the poop is very tiny hee..hee...

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  17. They look a little like our tomato worms.. or horned catipillar (without the horns) one can do some serious damage to single plant. I wonder... what does the mature moth orbutterfly from these look like?

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    1. Well, I haven't let them see the light of day to turn to moths or butterfly! I feel guilty sometimes :(

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  18. Ahh... they are your Lime Butterflies. I looked them up.
    http://www.mynicegarden.com/2012/04/rearing-and-breeding-lime-butterflies.html

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    1. Thanks for the link! The butterfly sure is pretty!

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  19. What a fat caterpillar! OMG, how many leaves it had eaten!

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