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Puss Moth VII | by Dom Greves
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Puss Moth VII

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 its thorax.

 

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Taken on July 18, 2013