Fantastic macro view of one of the strangest caterpillars on Earth. The head is on the left. The back is a large elaborate false head with eyes, nostrils, lips, and tongue. When it's scared, as seen here, it erects its front half to make a very convincing small reptile or mammal. It will become an unknown moth. Rare. Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica.
Photo ID: Brett-Cole-Monteverde-00332
Photo size: 8.2 Mpixels (23.4 MB uncompressed) - 3504x2336 pixels (11.6x7.7 in / 29.7x19.8 cm at 300 ppi)