Caterpillar Camouflages as a Flower

Camouflage is really interesting!

Look at the picture below … which is the flower and which is the caterpillar? The camouflaged looper inchworm is a genius at camouflage (hence the name, I suppose) – it glues bits of flowers to its back in order to blend in.

Not only does the looper create its own camouflage, it also refreshes it by replacing withered pieces with fresh over time. When the caterpillar starts feeding on a different species of flower, it replaces its whole costume to match.

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One Response to “Caterpillar Camouflages as a Flower”

  1. staceym Says:

    beautiful!

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