Ida Hartin

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Abbott's sphinx moth caterpillar

If you're going to be a caterpillar, you better be smart about it. In the case of the Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphecodina abbottii) caterpillar, their best way to [hopefully] survive their harsher younger years, is to have a big ol' eye spot on their butts.

poodle moth.

Recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.