“A weird little crustacean? Nope.” The Lobster Moth

Here’s a video from BBC’s Bill Oddie Goes Wild featuring the lobster moth caterpillar.

The lobster moth, also called the lobster prominent (Stauropus fagi, Notodontidae), has an odd-looking caterpillar that some say looks like a lobster. The caterpillar can also shoot formic acid (most commonly found in ant venom) as a defense.

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Click the picture to watch the video at BBC.com


A lobster moth (photo by Kurt Kulac via Wikimedia Commons)


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