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15 Amazingly Deceptive Caterpillars




  • Those tiny, cute caterpillars you see crawling around your garden look so innocent, don’t they? With their extraordinary methods of camouflage, defense and escape these caterpillars are actually masters of deception. See these amazing deceptive caterpillars below!



    Puss Caterpillars  Photo:Shaun WrightFlickr

    Puss Caterpillars
    Photo:Shaun WrightFlickr

    Giant swallowtail caterpillars  Photo:Andreas Kay/Flickr

    Giant swallowtail caterpillars
    Photo:Andreas Kay/Flickr

    Tent-caterpillars  Photo:Gary Yankech/Flickr

    Tent-caterpillars
    Photo:Gary Yankech/Flickr

    Whistling Caterpillar Photo:Vilseskogen/Flickr

    Whistling Caterpillar
    Photo:Vilseskogen/Flickr

    Inchworms Photo: BellaLago / Flickr

    Inchworms
    Photo: BellaLago / Flickr

    False unicorn caterpillars Photo:Matthew O'Donnell/Flickr

    False unicorn caterpillars
    Photo:Matthew O’Donnell/Flickr

    Ornate Moth Caterpillar Photo:Gary L Warner/Flickr

    Ornate Moth Caterpillar
    Photo:Gary L Warner/Flickr

    Peppered moth caterpillars Photo:Wikipedia

    Peppered moth caterpillars
    Photo:Wikipedia

    Camouflaged Looper Photo:Stan Malcolm Photo

    Camouflaged Looper
    Photo:Stan Malcolm Photo

    Deadly Caterpillar Photo:donna lynn/Flickr

    Deadly Caterpillar
    Photo:donna lynn/Flickr

    Eupithecia Orichloris Photo:Alan Cressler/Flickr

    Eupithecia Orichloris
    Photo:Alan Cressler/Flickr

    Great Orange Tip Caterpillar Photo:Little Wang/Flickr

    Great Orange Tip Caterpillar
    Photo:Little Wang/Flickr

    Arctic woolly bear moth caterpillars  Photo:Mike Beauregard/Flickr

    Arctic woolly bear moth caterpillars
    Photo:Mike Beauregard/Flickr

    Wavy-lined emerald moth caterpillars  Photo:kristinl356/Flickr

    Wavy-lined emerald moth caterpillars
    Photo:kristinl356/Flickr

    (post via www.mnn.com)




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