Our photo of the day illustrates the whimsical world of camouflage.
Nobody ever said it was easy being a caterpillar. They have the misfortune of being high in protein and rather defenseless – making them an easy dinner target for other animals. But with this in mind, many have evolved various means of protection, like developing elaborate camouflage. Case in point: the is-it-an-insect-or-is-it-a-plant saturniid moth caterpillar, shown here in a photo taken by Andreas Kay in the rainforest of Ecuador. Look at all those leafy appendages the species has developed ... where is the caterpillar?!
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