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Jewel Caterpillar
Dalceridae

Location

Singapore

Date

11/04/2019

Description

Those bubbles or glassy balls on top of the caterpillar serve as its defence mechanism. These bubbles are easily broken off and the goo in those balls deters the predators from further consuming the caterpillar.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwHe5tcFC06/

Learn More

https://www.wired.com/2015/10/absurd-creature-of-the-week-jewel-caterpillar/
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