If you're going to be a caterpillar, you better be smart about it. In the case of the Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphecodina abbottii) caterpillar, they've discovered that best way to [hopefully] survive their harsher younger years is to have a big ol' eye spot on their butts.

If you're going to be a caterpillar, you better be smart about it. In the case of the Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphecodina abbottii) caterpillar, they've discovered that best way to [hopefully] survive their harsher younger years is to have a big ol' eye spot on their butts.

Hemeroplanes caterpillar- a snake mimic .  These grow up to be Sphinx moths.

Hemeroplanes caterpillar- a snake mimic . These grow up to be Sphinx moths.

Venezuelan Poodle Moth- This moth is creepy and adorable all in one. Discovered in 2009, it kind of looks like a Pokemon.

Venezuelan Poodle Moth- This moth is creepy and adorable all in one. Discovered in 2009, it kind of looks like a Pokemon.

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Haciendo pesas

Incredible ANT-ics! Close-up photography shows the amazing strength of these tiny insects

Four Horned Sphinx –Ceratomia amyntor — on dead elm leaves, Harvard, Mass. (Courtesy Sam Jaffe)

Making Butterflies: Preserving New England’s Caterpillars

Four Horned Sphinx –Ceratomia amyntor — on dead elm leaves, Harvard, Mass. (Courtesy Sam Jaffe)

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