Caterpillars are just as incredible as butterflies and moths. I don't know the species* (it appears to be tropical), but the camo is incredible.
Photo credit, via Conservation Report.
A hat tip to caseoftornados and Tulamaru at the Neatorama comment thread, who identified
this as Euthalia aconthea gurda
, the larval form of the Green Baron butterfly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Caterpillar? What caterpillar?ReplyDelete
That is amazing! Although, the little guy looks so small that not many would want to eat him.
Those fern like legs are beautiful. He looks fat and juicy to me.ReplyDelete
I think this could be a larva of the Baron Butterfly, from india that feeds of Mango leaves, latin name: Euthalia aconthea. Good Luck, Ruud HeemstraReplyDelete
...and a hat tip to Ruud, who was writing a comment here just as I was revising the post.ReplyDelete
Doesn't work very well on Red Green colorblind people though...... I wonder if that means something about past "human selection" for color deficiency? Perhaps the color deficient found camoflauged food easier and so they survived........ReplyDelete