Dragon headed caterpillar

Caterpillar with a very striking headpiece. It is the larvae of leaf-wing, or Nawab, butterflies. There are 400 altered kinds of these dragonhead caterpillars that give rise to a wonderful diversity of butterflies, all with jagged hind wings, which is a characteristic of this subfamily.

Despite the butterfly being undeniably beautiful, it is their larvae that is particularly interesting and has captured the attention of thousands on social media. The dragonhead caterpillar has a large head capsule, with 4 curved horn-like projections, that emerge from their foreheads and are all covered in smaller spines.