The many-headed larva

A random discovery for this week, the larva of the moth Uraba lugens, also known as the Mad Hatterpillar. Fantastically creepy, the larva keeps the shell of its head, every time it sheds its exoskeleton; resulting in what can only be described as an extravagant hat.

Picture by Sunayana Rammohan, Twitter @savebutterflies.

Posted in Lumot blog general and tagged , , , , .