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Caterpillar mimics snake

Caterpillar mimics snake

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STEPHEN J. KRASEMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEPHEN J. KRASEMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Caterpillar mimicking snake. Head of a caterpillar (family: Lepidoptera) which resembles a snake to deter predators. The imitation of a dangerous or toxic animal by an edible, harmless one is known as Batesian mimicry. Photographed in a rainforest in Costa Rica.

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