Vapourer moth caterpillar

Sometimes, you just marvel at nature’s creation and the caterpillar of the vapourer moth never fails to impress me! A mass of hair and ‘shaving brushes’ and difficulty in determining which is the head and which is the tail, this is a very impressive beast. I have photographed these caterpillars a few times now, but I have never photographed the adult insect. Only the male vapourer moth flies, the females are a small, fat, wingless creature that the males seek out using pheromones.

vapourer moth caterpillar

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