More to explore:
The Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphecodina abbottii) caterpillar, have discovered that best way to [hopefully] survive their harsher younger years ( when they make a tasty meal to many predators ) is to have a big eye spot on their butts ( best place is always the other end from the real eyes ) . This isn't just your average eye spot, though , right down to the white reflection spot in the "pupil." If you poke the caterpillar, the little guy will squeak and try and bite the attacker.
Abbott's Sphinx Caterpillar Legit took me a minute to figure out this was a bug
Grape mimic! Abbott's Sphinx: Sam Jaffe
~~Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar by MattSullivan ~ this image is amazing!~~
Redbase Jezebel Butterfly Caterpillars (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)
Lovely from a distance, but very irritating up close!
Lady Amherst's Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar I want this one really bad!!! I bought a spice bush, but I think I'm too far south for this butterfly.
tiger moth by myriorama, via Flickr
Ava made friends with a moth just like this one the other day.
Amazing caterpillar of the Pacific Fruit-piercing moth - Othreis fullonia (Asia & Australasia)
Equine horse pony equestrian caballo pferde equestrian stallion gelding mare foal