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  • Mary Rogers

    We live in a strange, beautiful, and often alien-looking world. Case in point: the crystal-clear Jewel Caterpillar of Central and South America, pictured here in all its translucent glory. This particular caterpillar (which is known more formally as Acraga Coa, and metamorphoses into this equally stunning orange moth) was spotted by photographer Gerardo Aispuru near Cancun, Mexico

  • Sumaya Sidat

    Acraga coa (Jewel Caterpillar): Rare animal species with a jewel-like look.

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  • Linda Diem

    The ‘Jewel Caterpillar’ is the most bizarre-looking creature you’ll see. I hate bugs and insects but this is awesome

  • Simm Gottesman

    Spotted near Cancun, Mexico is the Jewel Caterpillar. Photographed by Gerardo Aizpuru the species looks no less than a marvelous wonder of Mother Nature.

  • Karen Keimig Warner

    The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Caterpillars Glass Jewel caterpillar Wiki Info: While not much is known about this, it is not even 100% certain that the “jewel caterpillar” Aizpuru photographed is Acraga coa, but it almost definitely belongs to the same family of moths, known as Dalceridae.

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