Caterpillar mimics snake

Caterpillar mimics snake

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Credit: STEPHEN J. KRASEMANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Caterpillar mimicking snake. Head of a caterpillar (family: Lepidoptera) which resembles a snake to deter predators. The imitation of a dangerous or toxic animal by an edible, harmless one is known as Batesian mimicry. Photographed in a rainforest in Costa Rica.

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Keywords: animal, batesian mimicry, caterpillar, central american, costa rica, cryptic colouration, defence, imitation, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mimicking, nature, protection, snake, viper, wildlife, zoology

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