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Caterpillargator. *g* The green instar of the Hawk Moth (Eupanacra elegantulus) caterpillar. Amazing mimicry.
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Viper mimicry by Eupanacra elegantulus (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

Thanks to Project Noah (FB) ~~ Looks like half alligator, half snake, half caterpillar ~~

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Caterpillargator. *g* The green instar of the Hawk Moth (Eupanacra elegantulus) caterpillar. Amazing mimicry.

Caterpillargator.  *g* The green instar of the Hawk Moth (Eupanacra elegantulus) caterpillar. Amazing mimicry.

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hawk moth caterpillar Here's an example of mind-blowing mimicry: this is the caterpillar of the Hawk Moth Eupanacra elegantulus which has decided to forgo the typical larval appearance of caterpillars for that of a more sinister snake-like form

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Hemeroplanes caterpillar- a snake mimic and possibly the creepiest insect I've ever seen. These grow up to be Sphinx moths.
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Caterpillar mimics snake when threatened.

Snake mimic caterpillar (Hemeroplanes triptolemus), is totally harmless and uses its camouflage and body movements resembling a snake striking at its prey to scare off predators.

Hemeroplanes caterpillar- a snake mimic and possibly the creepiest insect I've ever seen. These grow up to be Sphinx moths.

Snake mimic -- Hemeroplanes caterpillar-- intentional mimicry or convergent coincidence?

Hemeroplanes caterpillar- a snake mimic and possibly the creepiest insect I've ever seen. These grow up to be Sphinx moths.

Hemeroplanes caterpillar- a snake mimic and possibly the creepiest insect I've ever seen.  These grow up to be Sphinx moths.
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Amazing caterpillar of the Pacific Fruit-piercing moth - Othreis fullonia (Asia & Australasia)
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Amazing caterpillar of the Pacific Fruit-piercing moth - Othreis fullonia (Asia & Australasia)

Amazing caterpillar of the Pacific Fruit-piercing moth - Othreis fullonia (Asia & Australasia)
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Papilio troilus - Raupe
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Spice bush Swallow tail caterpillars, look like cartoon snakes!

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Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar ~~ Yikes is all I've got to say on this one!

Another caterpiller with an amazing evolutionary defensive adaptation: the caterpillers head has markimgs that make it look like a realistic snake's head.

Papilio troilus - Raupe

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Southern Flannel Moth ~~ His legs look like a tarantulas legs.I would freak if this ever landed on or even near me.I dont care if he doesn't bite, I wouldnt want it even close to me.but I can admire his furry "beauty" from afar ~~

Southern Flannel Moth - he's so furry! Not an animal but really cool

Clicl here to see the amazing transformation of caterpillars turning into butterflies and moths. These are closeup pictures of caterpillars turning into moths and butterflies.

This 19 different species of butterflies and moths in their caterpillar and adult stage. See the most beautiful natures creature in their different forms

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This incredible caterpillar, photographed in Panama, seems to be acting like a miniature cobra snake. Don't miss a supremely fascinating Spotting of the Week chosen by our Project Noah Rangers! Spotted by Juan Di Trani:
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This incredible caterpillar, photographed in Panama, seems to be acting like a miniature cobra snake. Don't miss a supremely fascinating Spotting of the Week chosen by our Project Noah Rangers! Spotted by Juan Di Trani:

This incredible caterpillar, photographed in Panama, seems to be acting like a miniature cobra snake. Don't miss a supremely fascinating Spotting of the Week chosen by our Project Noah Rangers! Spotted by Juan Di Trani:

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The regal moth (Citheronia regalis), also called the royal walnut moth, is a North American moth in the saturniidae family. The caterpillars are called hickory horned devils. The adult has a wingspan of 3.75-6.1 in (9.5-15.5 cm).

creepicrawlies: The Hickory Horned Devil (Citheronia regalis) which will develop into the Regal Moth Photo via University of Florida Nassau County Extension.

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Moth larvae's bony face makes it look fierce (but it's just skullduggery to deter predators)

Moth larvae's bony face makes it look fierce (but it's just skullduggery to deter predators)

he extraordinary "Skull Caterpillar" is the larvae of the pink Underwing Moth, an endangered species fighting for its life in the Australian rainforest.

Slug Moth Caterpillars acharia ophelians

'Brave New Worlds' project references (Slug Moth Caterpillars-acharia ophelians)

Spotting Image 1    Description:    Spicebush Swallowtail larva go through three color stages as they develop.In their first moltings they are brown and white and look like bird droppings. In their mid stage they are a brilliant green. The last instar these caterpillars are a deep orange red. Photo: Late instar (orange red) and third instar (green) larvae.

Spicebush Swallowtail larvae (Papilio troilus), spotted by Kristin Gilpin near Tampa, Florida

Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)

Lobster moth Caterpillar (Stauropus fagi) The adult moth is not very remarkable looking, but the caterpillar resembles a crustacean. It feeds on the leaves of oak trees.

Stinging flag moth caterpillars, Manú National Park, Peru.

Multiples together - interesting and colour is really opulent Stinging flag moth caterpillars, Manú National Park, Peru.

Nolid Moth Caterpillars (Nolidae)

Nolid Moth Caterpillars (Nolidae) The swollen thorax of these caterpillars is believed to be mimicking unpalatable berries as a deterrent against hungry birds.

I LOVE this picture. If you look closely, the caterpillar is smiling and posing for the camera!

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