Subscribe Thanks for subscribing! A useful identifying characteristic is the broad purplish band down the midline of the back. Specimens pictured here were collected in Lee County during September. A version of this article appeared in a State-by-State Gardening February print editon. Thank you for making them available to us!
Bizarre Looking Monkey Slug Caterpillar Comes To Get You
Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. This looks like a character from the movie Gremlins. Anchoring one end of its bag to the underside of a leaf, it lies in wait for passing insects or even spiders and springs out like a murderous Jack-in-the-box, its thickly armored head protecting it from the defenses of its struggling victim. It looks as if whatever attacked it encountered some contact with the spines and thought better about pursuing its target. The Asplenium Ferns of Ohio 4 months ago.
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