Hallowe’en larval lepidopteran

by Matthew Cobb

As I write, terrible hobgoblins are stalking throughout Europe. To celebrate Hallowe’en, here’s a nice tw**t with the Jack o’ Lanterns caterpillar. The butterfly, which lives in India, is a rather dull brown affair, but the caterpillar is stupendous.

9 Comments

  1. Posted October 31, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on macrocritters.

  2. Posted October 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Ah, I was sittin’ here wondering what the heck was ‘black carved out feat.’ Then I figured out she means ‘features’!

  3. Diane G.
    Posted October 31, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Ha, ha, what an appropriate little larva. 😀

  4. Posted October 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Or hail hydra!

  5. quiscalus
    Posted October 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    in keeping with this night’s celebrations, bbc.com has a cool article w/ video on “microscopic vampires”; Vampyrella lateritia and Leptophorys vorax feeding on algae.

  6. Posted November 1, 2014 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Does it eat pumpkin?

    Are those black spots eyes? What about the “nose” and the ones on the “cheeks”?

  7. Mobius
    Posted November 1, 2014 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    OK, this is proof that God really does have a sense of humor. (/sarcasm)


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