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Bellura gortynoides caterpillar

Bellura gortynoides caterpillar

Most people expect to find caterpillars in plants and trees or on the ground, but did you know some moth and butterfly larvae spend their time in aquatic habitats? Here’s a look at the lesser-known, water-dwelling contingent of order Lepidoptera. One such example is Bellura gortynoides, sometimes known as the white-tailed diver moth, a larva of which is shown here. (Photo via iNaturalist/mhalsted, CC BY-NC 4.0)

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