lily beetle larvae - one covered in its own excrement, the other naked

lilioceris lilii, red lily beetle larvae. To deter predators, larvae initially cover themselves in their own excrement, giving them the appearance of bird muck
Ref:
21/07
Date:
Location:
Buckinghamshire, England
Photographer:
Barrie Sheerman
lily beetle larvae - one covered in its own excrement, the other naked
lilioceris lilii, red lily beetle larvae. To deter predators, larvae initially cover themselves in their own excrement, giving them the appearance of bird muck
Ref:
21/07
Date:
Location:
Buckinghamshire, England
Photographer:
Barrie Sheerman

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