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This caterpillar looks like a hat. It belongs to the moth butterfly and lives inside the nest of green ants. If I lived in the ants nests, I would love a skin as thick. They are one of very few carnivorous caterpillars (the only one?) and feed on the larvae of the ants. They can eat a whole nest. I like them.
Crawling along the outside of a large ants nest at the power plant at Barron Gorge, Cairns.
Lat: -16.86, Long: 145.66
Spotted on May 14, 2015
Submitted on May 14, 2015
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