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NOT a Reptile


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This is NOT a reptile! This is the larva of the Hemeroplanes triptolemus moth. In its larval form it is capable of expanding its anterior body segments to give it the appearance of a snake, complete with simulated eyes. It's mimicry extends even to the point where it will harmlessly strike at potential predators.

(via Reserva Biologica Tirimbina)

Photo: http://amberblade.tumblr.com/post/4563927385/hemeroplanes-triptolemus

That's amazing, Geege.

All grown up.

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