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Twig Mimic Caterpillar by melvynyeo Twig Mimic Caterpillar by melvynyeo
The question mark pose gave it away or else I'm sure I will miss it :) 5mm. Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpil…
The geometrids, also known as inchworms or loopers, are so named because of the way they move, appearing to measure the earth (the word geometrid means earth-measurer in Greek); the primary reason for this unusual locomotion is the elimination of nearly all the prolegs except the clasper on the terminal segment.

Caterpillars have soft bodies that can grow rapidly between moults. Only the head capsule is hardened. The mandibles are tough and sharp for chewing leaves (this contrasts with most adult Lepidoptera, which have highly reduced or soft mandibles). Behind the mandibles of the caterpillar are the spinnerets, for manipulating silk. Antennae are present on either side of the labrum, but small and relatively inconspicuous. [2]

Some larvae of the Hymenoptera order (ants, bees and wasps) can appear like the caterpillars of the lepidoptera. Such larvae are mainly seen in the sawfly family. However while these larvae superficially resemble caterpillars, they can be distinguished by the presence of prolegs on every abdominal segment, an absence of crochets or hooks on the prolegs (these are present on lepidopteran caterpillars), prominent ocelli on the head capsule, and an absence of the upside-down Y-shaped suture on the front of the head.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool mimicry! It must be almost impossible to find among real twigs, how on earth did you find it?! :wow:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awesome! Nice find :boogie:
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Pachydactylus Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Huarrrrr, I am a big-big hairy beast", he seems the say.
A funny one, I like it.
;-)
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