It's A Stick..It's a Thorn..It's a Moth?
Wait. Are those things thorns? When you're a scrumptious Geometrid moth caterpillar, it pays to look like something else. Predator avoidance behavior strategies are as varied as the animals that demonstrate them. If you're an insect, this means not getting the attention of another animal that would like to make you a meal. These cool critters resemble the thorns of the plant they eat. They will hang onto the plant, motionless, for minutes at a time. These little guys are just too cool!
Watch Them Wiggle!