National Moth Week Uncategorized Leaping Caterpillar

Leaping Caterpillar

The larva of Calindoea trifascialis (Thrydidae), a species of moth native to Vietnam, uses the sun to navigate to safe shady areas. The caterpillar spends its life wrapped in a leaf and actually jumps around to find safe areas to pupate. Read the rest of the article and watch the video here.

The leaf-wrapped leaping caterpillar

The leaf-wrapped leaping caterpillar. 


Adult Calindoea trifascialis. (photo via BBC)

Adult Calindoea trifascialis. (photo via BBC)

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