Safety in Numbers
The survival rate for many Lepidopteran larvae is staggering low so a common strategy is to mass-produce progeny and for them to congregate together to magnify any innate defences they may have, to make themselves look bigger and more imposing to a potential predator and to simply beat the odds.
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Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..