Black caterpillar with spikes and white dots

Photo unpleasant for many people insect black caterpillar.

lat. Inachis io

Fat worm-like body, black in color, protruding from each segment spikes with branching, small white dots, small black head with hairs and big eyes, 6 sharp little front claws and a few legs-suction cups on the posterior segments. Often these caterpillars can meet the moving black balls in the nettles.

And who would have thought that such ugly worm, after he eat and pupate, turn into such a beautiful butterfly? After all, this black caterpillar butterfly larva day peacock (lat. Inachis io).

And it looks like the butterfly that hatches from the pupa, which will turn this Cernay spiked caterpillar – Peacock (Inachis io).

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