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When ants attack. #47

Caterpillar being attacked by an ant, spat some green fluid at it.

When annoyed by a predator (or other critter like a nosy human) some species of caterpillars 'spit'. Quoting a well-known local Lepidopterist, "this green regurgitated fluid is from the gut and is supposed to be purely a defensive action (startling a predator)".

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Taken on April 3, 2012