Are you familiar with this insect? In Filipino it's called Higad. It is a caterpillar - but I don't think it turns into a butterfly - I think it turns into a big moth. This one is fat and huge.
I found this little creature in our garden the other day. This species of caterpillar secretes a substance that can be really itchy. Back in College - during the summer - there is Higad infestation in the quadrangle and more than once - a classmate will fall victim to its itchiness. The victim goes to the clinic to be given Calamine Lotion ( popular brand is Caladryl ).
I took this picture using my Sony Nex-5 and attaching the magnifying lens to it. I was thinking of using the macro OlioClip lens - but the latter requires you to be really close to get a good shot of the subject - that's something I was not willing to do.
After having the picture taken - I asked the Nanny to relocate the creature to a safer place - safe for it and safe for my dogs.