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
See the panda on his back? Mariposa com um desenho de urso panda (Perina sp. família Lymantriidae), encontrada na China. Moth with a panda bear draw, clearwing tussock moth (Perinea sp. family Lymantriidae), found in china.
This Caterpillar is waiting to turn into a butterfly. (In Life we do not always have to fear things that are different. We should instead understand why they are different. Photo by Alexander Chuvilin): Animals, Beautiful Bugs, Butterflies, Nature, Chenil
Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas) ~ the tip of the moth's wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of a distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.
Caterpillar stage of The Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth (Phyllodes imperialis) of the Noctuidae family. The species can be found in north-eastern Queensland to northern New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.