A REAL LIFE Tim Burton Caterpillar Creation

A REAL LIFE Tim Burton Caterpillar Creation

image source: brahmaeidae.blogspot.com

© Juraj Macko 2009

Habitat: Russian Far East, the Korean Peninsula and China  
Status: No Conservation Concerns 

The caterpillar of the Sino-Korean Owl Moth (Brahmaea certhia) looks like something straight out of a Tim Burton art exhibit. Tell me you can’t see this thing in some dark, twisted version of Alice in Wonderland (playing the smoking caterpillar of course)?

Even after it transforms into its adult moth version it is still pretty intimidating. Someone show this to Tim Burton ASAP! Okay, okay, give me his contact info and I guess I’ll do it. *sigh*