Something hiding on a blade of grass

How do you hide on a blade of grass? Simple, make yourself look like a part of the plant. That’s exactly what this moth caterpillar has done:

Moth cocoon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Inside the beautifully woven material of this cocoon is a spiky yellow caterpillar with black spots. I only know that because my Internet search tells me so. I haven’t the heart to destroy it and look inside. Soon its body will be turning to soup and rearranging itself in the most incredible of transformations. Metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a moth is surely one of the wonders of the world.

Six Spot Burnet Moth - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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