Nymphalid butterfly caterpillar

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The Commander Buttefly (Moduza procris)is your classic ugly duckling turned swan story. These handsome butterflies begin their lives as ugly, spikey, creepy crawlies. Technically, I guess, the caterpillars have an excuse as to why their lacking in appearance – the chestnut and dark brown spikes help to break up the caterpillar’s outline, preventing predators from easily picking it out.

No matter the reason, the caterpillars (I’m sure) certainly relish the day when they can bundle themselves on up into pupae and transform into their beautiful adult versions. I know I do…