Feb 6

Strange News: Stick, Snake or Caterpillar?

A well-known survival tactic in the natural world is an organism mimicking the appearance of something else in order to fool predators. Leafy-looking insects are one example, and for the Hemeroplanes triptolemus moth, survival of its caterpillar form means disguising itself as a snake!

 

 

4 Responses to “Strange News: Stick, Snake or Caterpillar?”

  1. Eva B

    Hmmm, wicked! Seeing that I hate snakes now, leave it where it is and do not think it’s cool to bring it to Florida. Thanks! 😒

  2. Tedd

    Amazing! I am fascinated in how Mother Nature and evolution can be so specific and effective, or is it something else that makes upgrades? Super cool and I wish there was not so much closed mindedness and thick headed intellectuals involved with the knowledge and what things people are open to saying may not be what we always believed or have been taught. Thanks

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