Silk glands of a polyphemus caterpillar

Silk glands of a polyphemus caterpillar

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Credit: TED KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Silk producing glands of the polyphemus caterpillar. A polyphemus caterpillar grows up to be one of the largest moths in North America. The main food source for this caterpillar is oak leaves.

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