Ant-mimic caterpillar

Ant-mimic caterpillar

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Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ant-mimic caterpillar (Homodes sp.). Close-up of the caterpillar of an Homodes sp. moth on a plant stem. This species of caterpillar mimics the appearance and behaviour of a group weaver ants for protection from predators.

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