Flower caterpillar

Flower caterpillar

People who have seen this caterpillar closely in the tropical forests and rainy parts of the Amazon, wonder which one is the caterpillar and which the flower. This caterpillar belongs to the species Synchlora aerate and belongs to the insects that camouflage themselves in impressive fashion in order to deceive their enemies. Like many other animals and insects do, this is a genius way to camouflage, that actually differentiates depending on the flower on which it is located. Below you will see the way that this caterpillar achieves to transform into a flower.

Flower caterpillar

Flower caterpillar

Flower caterpillar

Flower caterpillar

It sticks pieces of flowers on her back to match its environment. Depending on the plant it feeds off, her appearance changes with the hope of avoiding detection by enemies. When the petals begin to wilt and discolor she will remove them from the body and intelligently will replace them with fresh flowers! So, as we see, nature has thought about everything, even for the most tiny living insects!

Flower caterpillar

Flower caterpillar

By Nicole P.

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