July 22, 2010 by allthingsbiological
Twig-resembling caterpillar (Gordes, Provence, France)
Appearing similar to your surroundings does have its advantages. This noctuid moth caterpillar was feeding along one of the paths to some of the many ruins areas of Provence, France. This cryptically colored larva will eventually become an equally cryptically colored adult moth.
Source: Insectes de France. Michael Chinery http://www.amazon.fr/Insectes-dEurope-occidentale-Michael-Chinery/dp/2082013758/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276609225&sr=8-1