JEFFREY MILLER, VISUALS UNLIMITED / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JEFFREY MILLER, VISUALS UNLIMITED / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Caterpillar stage of the Moth (Pachylioides resumens). Not all species of hornworm caterpillars have a horn. In the last instar, hornworm caterpillars may lose the horn during the preceeding molt. The lateral oblique white lines are typical of many species of hornworms and serve to reinforce a cryptic appearance, Costa Rica.
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