A REAL LIFE Tim Burton Caterpillar Creation

image source: brahmaeidae.blogspot.com

© Juraj Macko 2009

Habitat: Russian Far East, the Korean Peninsula and China  
Status: No Conservation Concerns 

The caterpillar of the Sino-Korean Owl Moth (Brahmaea certhia) looks like something straight out of a Tim Burton art exhibit. Tell me you can’t see this thing in some dark, twisted version of Alice in Wonderland (playing the smoking caterpillar of course)?

Even after it transforms into its adult moth version it is still pretty intimidating. Someone show this to Tim Burton ASAP! Okay, okay, give me his contact info and I guess I’ll do it. *sigh*

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  • https://www.onnotextiles.com/hemp-clothing Dani

    Reminds me of something out of Alice in Wonderland. Very surreal.

    Dani @ ONNO Hemp Clothing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14413237012527210151 Alan

    I actually managed to raise these (or a related species anyway) The caterpillars eat privet and they get huge – about 7cm long and as thick as your finger.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11702283002812840946 花落成蚀

    The last picture is not Brahmaea certhia but Brahmaea wallichii.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10994449499565363257 CarlyB

    Thanks! Correcting that!

  • Boscolo

    Looks like Venom. Todd Mc Farlane’s Venom.

    Alice in wonderland came after. 20 years.

  • Lisa Siwanowicz

    You can see more of my husband’s work here: http://www.facebook.com/blepharopsis (Igor Siwanowicz) cheers!