Caterpillar mimicking a tarantula spider

Caterpillar mimicking a tarantula spider

David Weiller took this incredible footage of a monkey slug caterpillar mimicking a tarantula spider. Here’s his description of the video: Monkey Slug Caterpillar (Phobetron Hipparchia, Limacodidae) from the Amazon Rainforest of Puyo, Ecuador. This mesmerizing caterpillar mimics a hairy tarantula spider with its oddly long hairy arms curling out. When looking at the underside,…