Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Well, I'll be a Lepidopteran's arse

Often exquisitely camouflaged against their leafy background or disguised as bird poo, caterpillars are sometimes hard to detect. Every now and again, though, they'll do something that makes them stick out like a sore thumb. Here's a nice example - a giant privet hark moth caterpillar apparently taking a break on rocks at the southern end of Trinity Beach.

Giant privet moth (Psilogramma menephron) caterpillar
Note: since taking the photo I have learned the end with the "horn" is not its head.

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