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Old Jan 3, 2015, 6:47 PM   #1
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Don't even think of touching this guy!



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Old Jan 3, 2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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What happens if you touch it?
Interesting looking creature.
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Old Jan 4, 2015, 5:21 PM   #3
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The hairs will sting you and it will hurt like the dickens! It's the best way to not get eaten by a bird.
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The hairs will sting you and it will hurt like the dickens! It's the best way to not get eaten by a bird.
It is indeed! Warning coloration is another. Some insects, among other things use warning signs such as color and morphology to deter predators even though they themselves are not dangerous (mimicry). This sort of coloration and morphology is known as aposematism. However this caterpillar definitely displays to a would be predator a morphology that suggests to leave well enough alone. Nice photograph!
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An excellemt image - love the way the colours all display so well [flash helped too] and yes, the camouflage bit is wonderful

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Old Jan 15, 2016, 10:52 AM   #6
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A venomous stinging caterpillar of some kind, more than likely will become a moth later on.
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