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Pulsing Slug Moth Caterpillars

Filmed in Yasuni, Ecuador, these slug moth caterpillars (Acharia Nesea, Limacodidae) appear to be ‘breathing’, but as wildlife photographer David Weiller explains:

Caterpillars don’t actually breath. The extension and compression of the segments let the oxygen go in and the carbon dioxide out of the spiracles (breathing holes).

Bonus: The phenomenal rainforest background noises.

slug moth caterpillars
Previously from Weiller: The Lychen Katydid camouflages.

Plus, two more from Yasuni: Leaf Mimic Katydids uniquely disguised as dead & diseased leaves and butterflies that drink turtle tears for the salt content.

via Laughing Squid.

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