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What

Chestnut-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus palliatus

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

November 18, 2011

Description

Finally, after observing the caterpillar for some time, decided not to capture him. It is the toxic caterpillar of the moth Pseudosphinx tetrio. Its color pattern, aposematic, indicates to the birds, unpleasant taste and toxicity, because of the latex content in plants that these caterpillars eat.

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