This awesome creature (yes, this really is a living thing, not a piece of candy or glass) is a Jewel Caterpillar (Acraga coa) spotted by naturalist and photographer Gerardo Aizpuru near Cancun, Mexico.
This has got to be the cutest and most beautiful bug in all the world! Just look at the lesson in colour from mother nature. This is a Cecropia Moth Caterpillar. Nature at its spectacular best! I wonder where it is found?
This Caterpillar is waiting to turn into a butterfly. (In Life we do not always have to fear things that are different. We should instead understand why they are different. Photo by Alexander Chuvilin): Animals, Beautiful Bugs, Butterflies, Nature, Chenil