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Sometimes you just have to stop and gaze…

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This morning outside Mercado Sánchez Pascuas.

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… from my rooftop garden in the city.

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Opuntia – April 2017

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Lizard on the terraza – June 2017

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A feathered friend watching from a distance – June 2017

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Hibiscus flower this morning – June 2017

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When I moved to the new and improved Casita Colibrí two and a half years ago, there was a sorry looking hibiscus in a huge green clay pot (probably from Atzompa) on the balcony.  It was obvious the plant had been water deprived for quite some time.  I made it my mission to bring it back to life and this year it has rewarded my efforts with a continuous procession of peachy pink flowers.

Pink hibiscus flowerHowever, yesterday I noticed it was playing host to a caterpillar having comida.

Yellow with red vertical stripes hairy catepillarI looked in the aforementioned, Butterflies and Moths book, but it doesn’t provide many caterpillar stage photos with which to identify this incredibly decorative guy/gal and, after a couple of pages of Google images, I gave up.  However, I did learn enough to know those flower-like hairs ringing its body probably sting like nettles, so I’ve kept my distance.  Anyone have any ideas as to my fuzzy friend’s identity?

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