Enormous Appetite

I am really into the slow food movement and consider myself an aficionado of fine foods. The salad course I am enjoying now, for instance, has been left in the sun and soil to leisurely brown until its sweet and fruity flavors intensify.

The next course in my haute cuisine will be a decomposing mushroom with a reduced spore sauce. Sure, it will take me 45 minutes of travel time for the entrée, but that’s why it’s a slow food movement.

Via The Telegraph, photo by Arief Perdana/Caters News.



  1. ummm… are both ends of it munching? [shudder]

  2. ceejoe, you are not familiar with the rare pushmepullyou caterpillar?

  3. In that case, which end poops?

  4. Neither. It eliminates waste by vomiting. Fascinating species. I learned about it in an entomology class in college.

  5. Holy crap. Someone’s getting a head start on fattening up for the cocoon.

  6. Nice…. just as I was sitting down with my salad for lunch… 🙂

  7. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Man, I wish that thing actually existed.

    Just for the record, the left end is the butt. It’s holding on with its butt legs, not eating.

  8. “butt legs”? Is that the scientific term for that part of its anatomy?

  9. Its butt legs… What a fascinating world we live in… they probably go in the butt bed when it’s sleeping?

  10. The butt legs hang out over the side of the butt bed.

  11. lisaLassie says:

    I really larva the caterpillar.

  12. Ooh! Pretty colors!

    Pfft, butt legs. Heh heh, he said butt.

  13. Nom nom nom nom !

  14. niiiice! 😆

  15. *clap* *clap* *clappity clap* for the story and for the Marvy Colors, in the Picksha !!!

  16. also, the crawly is Quite Right. He/she/ ? IS


    the Slow Food here. like “inside it [ the leaf] ” 😉

  17. Mary (the first) says:

    So I’m wondering if he had a full leaf, took one bite to start and just kept biting around and around until he got this shape .. or if he found a leaf with a hole in it that just kind of fit. I’m thinking, option 1 . So that’s my “left brain”, my “right brain” is thinking, “oooh, pretty colors!”

  18. I know it is not an inchworm but now that song is stuck in my head.

    …and, you’re welcome 😉

  19. He’s right now making very cute Ipad wallpaper 🙂

  20. It’s the Very Hungry Caterpillar!!

  21. ka CHING!!! We HAZ A WINNAH !!!

  22. You and I must be from the same planet.

  23. I’ve been hoping someone would remember that book! Otherwise I just look like I’m stating the obvious, haha!