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biomorphosis: "this is a Jewel Caterpillar found in the Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like gelatinous tubercles that provide protection from its predator (like ants) until they metamorphosise into winged moths"

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Trippy Tropical Jewel Caterpillars | In fact, they may look the way they do BY DESIGN: predatory ants and insects display a distinct distaste for the caterpillars’ gooey, gelatinous coverings. They’ve been observed crawling on top of leaves, resting in full view of all and sundry, nonchalantly showing off their glistening coats and apparently daring any enemies to take a bite – and very few do.