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Snake Caterpillar

Pterourus menatius victorinus


Greenish caterpillar with transverse and oblique brown lines, measures about 3cm and resembles a small snake. Feeling threatened it "sticks out" this organ callled "osmeterio" that scares predators and emits a repulsive odor.


Observed in an avocado tree, on the street of my house


Reminded me my mother in law ... when teased shows off her "snake side" ;),

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

very scary indeed ! cute little thing....

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São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

Lat: -23.20, Long: -45.95

Spotted on Jan 6, 2020
Submitted on Jan 6, 2020

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