Bird dropping-mimicking caterpillar

Bird dropping-mimicking caterpillar

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bird dropping-mimicking caterpillar on a leaf. Having the appearance of a bird dropping means that predators ignore it. Photographed in the Jatun Sacha Reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Keywords: amazon, animal, biological, biology, bird dropping, camouflage, camouflaged, caterpillar, close-up, copromimesis, defence, defensive, ecuador, fauna, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, jatun sacha reserve, mimic, mimicking, nature, protection, rainforest, south america, tropical, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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