hawk moth caterpillar Here's an example of mind-blowing mimicry: this is the caterpillar of the Hawk Moth Eupanacra elegantulus which has decided to forgo the typical larval appearance of caterpillars for that of a more sinister snake-like form
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The Chinese Moon Moth or Chinese Luna Moth (Actias dubernardi) caterpillar – Until the second instar it's orange-brown, after which it changes into beautiful green with silver spots. It's hairy in all its stages, and feeds on pine trees.