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Mad hatter caterpillar

Mad hatter caterpillar

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

Caption

Moth caterpillar (Sarbena lignifera) wearing its moulted exoskeleton heads as a hat. As well as enhancing its appearance, this behaviour seems to improve the caterpillar's survival chances by confusing predators.

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