STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Caterpillar spines. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of spines on a unidentified caterpillar. Caterpillars are the larval forms of butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera). This caterpillar has many spines and hairs (setae, purple) that make it unpalatable to predators. Magnification: x85 at 6x7cm size.
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