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5月 07 2008

Green Grappler Moth Caterpillar, Maui, Hawaii, 2003

Published by at 23:49 under Photo of the Day

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/caterpillar-termite-murawski.html

Green Grappler Moth Caterpillar, Maui, Hawaii, 2003
Photograph by Darlyne Murawski

Sensitive hairs and nerves on the back of the green grappler moth caterpillar detect the slightest touch of prey. Lightning-fast reflexes and six needle-tipped claws spell the end for this termite in Maui, Hawaii.

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Killer Caterpillars: Built to Eat Flesh,” June 2003, National Geographic magazine)

译文:

绿色钩翅蛾的毛虫,毛伊岛,夏威夷,2003
摄影:Darlyne Murawski

绿色钩翅蛾毛虫背部灵敏的触角和神经能够查觉到牺牲品最轻微的的动作。夏威夷毛伊岛上,一条毛虫以迅雷不及掩耳的动作、六根针尖一样的利爪宣布了一只白蚊的死刑。

(照片来源于《杀手毛虫:为食肉而生》(2003年6月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



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