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Step away from the fuzzy caterpillar

Eight of the cutest toxic caterpillars [more inside]
posted by isthmus on Oct 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Either that, or they're tiny alien birds with antennae

Macroglossum stellatarum, known as the Hummingbird Hawk-moth or sometimes the Hummingmoth, is a species of Sphingidae (the family of moths that includes hawk moths, sphinx moths, and hornworms), and a beautiful example of convergent evolution.
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 27, 2013 - 38 comments

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