Paying homage to the wonderful, unusual and diverse world of animals. I make no claim to content ownership. Sources are credited (with links) whenever possible — on both unique posts & re-blogs. Any post will be removed upon request (please provide URL link to the post/page). Enjoy!
Here’s a beauty of a caterpillar. The crowned slug displays its spines like the feathered headpiece of a Vegas showgirl. The stinging setae line the crowned slug’s perimeter, decorating its flattened, green body. Later instars may also be marked with colorful red or yellow spots along the caterpillar’s back.
Though variations are found in woodlands, from Florida to Mississippi, north all the way to Minnesota, southern Ontario, and Massachusetts, this beauty appears to be from Costa Rica.