Easily, I can visualise that phrase. To me, it is a brilliant assemblage of words. So much so that, having explained the meaning to my grandson, I asked him if he could draw a 'Dilemma'.
And here it is .... for sharing ....
He explained that it has to be insect like in order to see all around, that it can transform and that it has fire at the base of its right leg.
All in a day's play for a seven year old!
Hope you enjoy it.