Nature Ramble

Strange beasts on…

These are NOT snakes!

Hemeroplanes Triptolemus Moth Lavae

Hemeroplanes Triptolemus Moth Larvae

The Hemeroplanes triptolemus is capable of expanding its anterior body segments to give it the appearance of a snake, complete with eye patches. This snake mimicry extends even to the point where it will harmlessly strike at potential predators.Wikipedia

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on December 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Nature never ceases to surprise me.



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