This is the Hemeroplanes triptolemus, also known as the ‘snake-mimic caterpillar.’ In its larval form, the Hemeroplanes triptolemus expands and exposes the underside of the first body segments, mimicking a snake head with black eyes and even light reflections. It has been known to strike like a snake to deter predators.
Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this green caterpillar who seems like it has stopped for a moment to snack on the little, white flowers found along its path. Although most people probably wouldn’t have seen this caterpillar, had they been walking by, it is moments like this you can find all throughout […]
Nature can get quite creative at times. I mean, take a look at this Saddleback Caterpillar resting on a fence post. It looks like it’s wearing a colorful, little saddle on it’s back or, at the very least, wearing a sweater knit by grandma. It’s definitely an eye catcher. I wouldn’t recommend picking it up […]