I wonder if having such dense hair allows this species to have an acute sense of touch?
Caterpillars sense touch through tiny hairs (setae) that are all over the caterpillar’s body. These tactile hairs grow through holes in the pinaculum(dark, flattened plates on a caterpillar’s body) of the exoskeleton. These hairs are attached to nerve cells, and relay information about touch to the insect’s brain. (Enchanted Learning)
Weekly Photo Challenge: March 29, 2017 | “Dense“
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