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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hyles euphorbiae

DSCN3053 [Hyles euphorbiae]

This larva feeds on a plant called Euphorbia; a fact that has given the larva its name. When time comes, it will develop into a beautiful moth of the genus Hyles. [A beautiful moth I haven’t had the chance so far to take a picture of but I still hope…]. The bright colors on larva’s body send a message to predators that it’s poisonous and so it secures its safety. But probably to a point because “mistakes” always happen!

Photographed on Mt. Parnonas on October 25, 2008

1 comment:

  1. Ει μη τι άλλο, ο τύπος ξέρει να επιλέγει φόντο! Το περίγραμμα των φύλλων είναι ασορτί με το χρώμα των ποδιών του και της κεραίας του! Εντυπωσιακό πλάσμα! Νομίζω πιο εντυπωσιακό από την πεταλούδα.