Friday, December 9, 2016

A 'hat' of Discarded Heads- Nicole Nienow

This article about the Uraba lugens caterpillar is like something out of a movie.  Most caterpillars use fuzz or vibrant colors to protect them from predators, but in the case of this Caterpillar it sheds its exoskeleton and leaves its exoskeleton head still attached to is body. Every time it sheds it leaves its head and a pile of heads accumulate on top of one another. It looks like something out of a science fiction movie that I really want to see.

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