Lepidopteran larvae on tree trunk

Lepidopteran larvae on tree trunk

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A large group of lepidopteran larvae. These larvae belonging to the moth family Saturniidae) have venomous stinging spines and are likely to have grouped together for defense against predators. on a rainforest tree trunk. Photographed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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