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Sphinx moth caterpillar

Eupanacra elegantulus




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41 Comments (1–25)

the reptile man
the reptile man 5 years ago

look like a snake must be mimicry in play.

BugGirl
BugGirl 5 years ago

Oh my goodness, so cool!!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Fun fact! Many species have evolved innovative ways to avoid predation through blending into their surroundings or mimicking a toxic or otherwise dangerous organism. I would imagine most birds would think twice before attempting to snap up this caterpillar that looks uncannily like a small snake at first glance!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...
https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/3...

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Fun fact! Many species have evolved innovative ways to avoid predation through blending into their surroundings or mimicking a toxic or otherwise dangerous organism. I would imagine most birds would think twice before attempting to snap up this caterpillar that looks uncannily like a small snake at first glance!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...
https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/3...

chebeague8
chebeague8 5 years ago

Amazing!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 5 years ago

omg!!

Telse
Telse 6 years ago

Amazing. Looks like a dragon.(if one existed)

DDO
DDO 6 years ago

I also thought it was a snake at first! Cool spotting!

alin
alin 6 years ago

At first I thought it was some kind of snake...but then I read the title.....what a cool caterpillar !! Awesome find!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

SO COOL!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

cateralligatorpillar

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

Nice work, Ashish--if this isn't the right ID, it almost has to a relative.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupanacra

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Peter its must be Eupanacra elegantulus then. Long nose like mouth portion of this caterpillar is mostly stretched out while it is in advancing position.

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

Thanks, hookgv--I thought I was the only one--the thumbnail automatically sent my brain toward seahorse.

hookgv
hookgv 7 years ago

Wow, thought it was a seahorse actually..lol

Gran forma de iniciar en el proyecto una excelente foto y una magnifica especie.

Elsa
Elsa 7 years ago

Very cool picture! Looks like these caterpillars can expand and contract (judging from the link above) - in which case might be completely different appearance once contracted?

Elsa
Elsa 7 years ago
dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Way to track it down Peter. That's another great photo of it, but I didn't see anywhere saying what it was.

peter
peter 7 years ago

It's not a hornworm, sphinx or hawk...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gogo159/267...

borzrach
borzrach 7 years ago

WOW.. AMAZING ANIMAL!

Pino
Pino 7 years ago

waaw nice !

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 7 years ago

This pic is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing it.

Mimaropa, Philippines

Lat: 12.88, Long: 121.77

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 10, 2011

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