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Caterpillar navigates using the sun

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

An unusual caterpillar uses the sun to navigate as it jumps to safety, according to scientists.

The larva of Calindoea trifascialis, a species of moth native to Vietnam, wraps itself in a leaf before dropping to the forest floor.

It then spends three days searching for a suitable place to pupate, despite not being able to see out of its shelter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/23754429

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