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Phyllodes Imperialis Caterpillar

Also known as Oruga Cabeza Grande (Big Headed Caterpillar)

Image Credits: © Lui Weber/ Rex Features / plant.nerd

Looking like a cross between a skull and Squidward from Spongebob is the caterpillar of the Pink Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis).

This bizarre creature is found below the altitude of 600m in undisturbed, subtropical rain forest, and survives entirely on the vine Carronia multisepalea, a collapsed shrub that provides the food and habitat the moth requires in order to breed. Due to habitat destruction and tourist disturbance, the moth is listed as nationally endangered in Australia. — (via thefeaturedcreature)

Its face looks as if it was adorned by the 'Dia De Los Muertos' theme, how very cool :)

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