This particular caterpillar isn’t fizzy and instead looks like it’s made of a gelatinous substance. It’s garnered the nickname “Jelly Cat” online because it actually doesn’t seem to have a name yet.
It has been determined that it’s non-stinging and probably of the genus Olona, for all of your insect-lovers out there.
— John Horstman (@sinobug) August 8, 2017
Seriously, how cute is this caterpillar?
The jelly-like nodules covering it are reportedly sheddable on contact, which researchers believe it a defense mechanism against predators.
Watch It Walk And See What It Will Unfortunately Turn Into:
In all honesty, how could you blame another creature for wanting to devour the Jelly Cat? Too bad its defense mechanism isn’t turning into that moth.
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