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    Dagger Moth caterpillar - or Baron Greenback's pet, from Dangermouse.

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    Chilean Panda Ant

    Colourful Metalmark Moth

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    Spider's silk.

    Walking-Stick | 1892 | Along the Florida Reef

    The Singapore Blue(Lampropelma violaceopes) is a large, colorful arboreal Tarantula found in Malaysia and Singapore.

    Larvae of the Megalopyge opercularis moth. Common names include the southern flannel moth, pussy moth, puss caterpillar, tree asp, and, asp caterpillar. It is visually striking in both larval and adult forms. The inch-long larva is coated in long, luxuriant hair-like setae. It is variable in color, from downy grayish-white to golden-brown to dark charcoal gray. It often has a streak of bright orange running longitudinally. The body tapers to a tail that extends well beyond the body

    Caterpillar formation on a tree

    Omaspides erichsoni

    A katydid. Commonly green, its pink color is the result of a genetic mutation known as Erythrism, similar to the recessive genes that afflicts albino animals.

    "When you undertake the investigation of the lives of creatures other than humans, you must realize an entirely different set of standards, and no emotions whatever."

    From the archives: Museum staff install oversize models in a diorama depicting the forest floor, March 1958 Explore all the photos from the Picturing the Museum collection here

    Feather-horned Beetle.