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The Lobster Moth caterpillar    is unusual in that it mimics an ant or small spider. When disturbed  it wriggles about violently in the same manner as an injured ant. The caterpillar develops a large head, long thoracic legs, raised humps and a greatly swollen anal segment . If disturbed by a predator they can put on a menacing display with their legs splayed out and the head arched back .   Pu'er, Yunnan, ChinaLobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae) by itchydogimages, via…

The Lobster Moth caterpillar is unusual in that it mimics an ant or small spider. When disturbed it wriggles about violently in the same manner as an injured ant. The caterpillar develops a large head, long thoracic legs, raised humps and a greatly swollen anal segment . If disturbed by a predator they can put on a menacing display with their legs splayed out and the head arched back . Pu'er, Yunnan, ChinaLobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae) by itchydogimages, via…

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