Hawaiian caterpillar with a death claw (video)

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i was just reading about these in NatGeo. cool little inch worms :)
 

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I'd see those back when I lived in Hawaii. Pretty neat.

Thanks for posting the video. :)
 

H. laoticus

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That's pretty neat and I did not expect caterpillars to do that.
Thanks for sharing :)
 

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I saw a longer special on these 'pillars. Apparently there is a shortage of small ambush predators there. Not a lot of spiders in that niche, no tarantulas or scorpions, etc. Caterpillars evolved to fill that void. (Or so the TV says)

Thanks for posting, love those things!
 

zonbonzovi

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Anyone have the latin or know if they're native to HI?

Edit: Eupithecia genus

Citation: GeoJournal 7 (6): 549-556. DOI: 10.1007/BF00218529
 
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