Friday, June 22, 2012

What a weird critter!


I came across this weird-looking blob at I Can Has Cheezburger? this evening.




It's apparently a Jewel Caterpillar, of which I'd never heard before.  Intrigued, I did a quick Internet search and found that someone had uploaded several pictures of another variety of the critter to Project Noah.  Here's one of them to whet your appetite.




Scientific American has capitalized on the interest aroused by the pictures by publishing an article about them.  Geekologie has republished the photographs, along with this one of the Acraga Coa moth into which they will grow.




Weird-looking beasties, aren't they?

Peter

2 comments:

Chris Hugh said...

Wow, these are awesome. Except that last one. Tell him the 1970's just called and they want their style back. LOL.

Jennifer said...

Strange. They look like glass beads