Snake mimic hawkmoth caterpillar

Snake mimic hawkmoth caterpillar

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Credit: DR GEORGE BECCALONI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Snake mimic hawkmoth caterpillar (Hemeroplanes sp.). When disturbed the caterpillar pulls in its legs and head and expands the front part of its body, which takes the appearance of a snake. The brown part which appears to be the top of the snake's head is the underside of the caterpillar. Photographed in Costa Rica.

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Keywords: animal, batesian, biological, biology, caterpillar, central america, central american, costa rica, entomology, fauna, hawkmoth, hemeroplanes sp., insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, mimicry, nature, one, single, snake mimic, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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