The Most Incredible Transformation EVER! From Glass Jewel to Fuzzy Flier.

The Most Incredible Transformation EVER! From Glass Jewel to Fuzzy Flier.

 Habitat: South America
Status: Not Evaluated
This fantastic creature is the Jewel Caterpillar of the moth species Acraga coa. I’m not entirely sure which version of this animal I like better. My selling points for the caterpillar are that it: 

1. Looks like its made entirely of crystal-clear hand blown glass
2. features a little ruby-like ‘jewel’ inside of every tubercle 
3. kind of reminds me of a gummy bear
 
© David Brownell

Then there’s the adult moth which is just as impressive as its juvenile self. My reasons for liking this fellow are: 

1. It looks like a muppet 
2. it’s bright ORANGE! (how fun!)
3. It has fuzzy Ugg boots on
4. It looks like it needs a cuddle 
5. those big, black eyes are staring me down… so I can’t really resist its adorableness 
 © David Brownell
Okay, so this is probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. *Sigh* My life is rough. But… I think I’m going to have to go with the fuzzy moth on this one. Those feetsies are just killing me!!

© jes
 What do you guys think? Caterpillar or moth for the win?