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15 amazingly deceptive caterpillars

By: Anna Norris on Jan. 15, 2014, 3:20 p.m.
Peppered moth caterpillar

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Peppered moth caterpillars

Peppered moth caterpillars mimic twigs — in behavior and appearance. These creatures employ countershading, which makes them appear flat from certain angles because the darker surface is directed toward the light.