18 Apr '17, 10am

[Mothership] Giant green caterpillars gather on Yishun Ring Road tree because where else would they be

[Mothership] Giant green caterpillars gather on Yishun Ring Road tree because where else would they be

These days, nothing much that happens in Yishun should come as a surprise to its residents. An exception, perhaps, could be made for the appearance of several huge, fat caterpillars on the trunk of a tree on Yishun Ring Road — a sight one Christopher Yap could not possibly bypass and ignore: These velvety green, spiny crawlies are Atlas caterpillars, and look to be the length of a person’s hand, with the girth of at least two fingers placed side-by-side: Photo by Christopher Yap Hon Weng Photo by Christopher Yap Hon Weng Photo by Christopher Yap Hon Weng Now if you recall what you learned in primary school science, caterpillars eventually turn into pupae, and then emerge from their shells as moths or butterflies. The same happens here with the Atlas caterpillar. Here’s what their pupa looks like: Photo by Wee Yeow Chin, from Butterfly Circle And you’ll probably be a bit le...

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