Photo: Tiger moth caterpillar mimics the Lorax!

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Caterpillars have developed incredible mimicry in order to evade predators; some look like snakes, others like plants, some develop spooky eyespots. But this one seems to have taken its cues from a Dr. Seuss character! In truth, it's likely that this species doesn't rely so much on camouflage, but instead upon those fuzzy tufts which deliver a dose of stinging toxins, which isn't so very Dr. Seuss. But nonetheless, he'd be right at home in The Lorax...

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