Nature Blows My Mind!

Nature Blows My Mind! Caterpillar mimics snake behavior to scare predators (Video)

D. H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs © D. H. Janzen & W. Hallwachs

A well-known survival tactic in the natural world is an organism mimicking the appearance of something else in order to fool predators. Leafy-looking insects are one example, and for the Hemeroplanes triptolemus moth, survival of its caterpillar form means disguising itself as a snake! Read more.