Determined Bagworm Moth Caterpillar Carries a Load of Camouflaging Sticks to Keep Safe From Predators

Wildlife photographer David Weiller (previously) captured the amazing and somewhat amusing sight of a determined bagworm moth caterpillar carrying a vertical cocoon of sticks in order to stay safe from a variety of hungry predators.

This 15mm caterpillar larva is carrying stacked vertical sticks and other environmental materials, which offer a natural camouflage from predators.

Walking Stick Caterpillar

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