The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, October 22, 2018

What is this?

Plant, animal or mineral?
Nature is amazing.
This a voracious insect is eating the huge leaves of the bananas. I'm sure it will turn into some magnificent winged beauty, but for now I am removing them and placing them in a different area.  They've been going after the misperos or nisperos and I must remain vigilant.  Anyone know what it is or what it turns into?

Update:  Trusty readers have all the answers and check out that video!


Clever Monkey said...

You are right about magnificent winged beauty. Look up Io moth caterpillar. I love your blog;read it regularly.

Clever Monkey said...

P.S. the Io is a very large moth.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Io moth. Whatever you do, don't touch those spines!!! If you don't believe me, check this out:

Christopher Stowens said...

Wow,thanks for the answers. Now I know where those huge moths come from. And luckily, I knew enough to wear gloves in dealing with them.