Now of course you all know that this is a Lasiocampidae moth. The larvae are out and about in Sai Kung at present. Here are three images of this attractive chap from my morning outing.
Note that the ‘business end’ is at the bottom of this picture.
And here it is waving its head at me as it sprints across and up the tree trunk.
And a close up of the scary end:
I don’t know whether the hairs on the caterpillar are major irritants but my guess is that it is better not to experiment.
This butterfly on the other hand is perfectly harmless and rather easy on the eye
Judging by its latin name I guess you could catch Saturday Night Fever from it.
And finally, a plant. No idea what it is but perhaps a botanist out there will help me.
That’s all folks.