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Hawk-moth caterpillar tail

Hawk-moth caterpillar tail

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MELVYN YEO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MELVYN YEO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hawk-moth caterpillar tail. Close-up of the tail of a the larva of a hawk-moth (family Sphingidae), showing the false eyes. These patterns on the larva's tail are designed to look like eyes in order to prevent predators from attacking the insects real eyes.

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