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This caterpillar closely mimics a snake head up-to the slit in the eyes. The red organ on the head (Osmeterium) is extended when disturbed as a defensive mechanism. It oozes a foul-smelling secretion containing terpenes. This extension also mimics the forked tongue of a snake.
This species prefers lime trees.
Spotted on Dec 22, 2013
Submitted on Dec 22, 2013
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