© cris Pac (papera)

via: mauroarc.it
Habitat: Costa Rica
Status: Not Listed

This bizarre caterpillar is the larva of the moth Leucanella hosmera. The prickly neon yellow spines against the velvety-black body basically scream out, “Do NOT touch!”

 Once it matures, the caterpillar transforms into this dazzling moth. Those eye spots are used to frighten predators away, since its lost its original spiny defense.