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Animals of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Caterpillars

It pays off to closely examine leaves and tree barks: many fascinating little creatures are masters of disguise and blend with their surroundings.

Caterpillar

 


Be careful if you see caterpillars with vivid colors, brushes
and hairs.
It's a warning for predators that the caterpillar is poisonous

Yellow Caterpillar



Just brushing accidentally against the fine hairs gives a sensation like touching nettles.

Caterpillar

Above the Io moth caterpillar - beautiful but painful to touch.