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Puss Moth VI | by Dom Greves
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Puss Moth VI

Puss moth caterpillar (Cerura vinula) tail detail. Surrey, UK.

 

If disturbed it extends two whip-like appendages from its tail end and flails them around to deter attackers. It also has the ability to squirt formic acid from behind its head if further provoked (didn't try that!)

 

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Taken on July 18, 2013