ID: Common nawab butterfly caterpillar
One of the most aggressive looking caterpillars, this dragon like caterpillar belongs to the Nawab family and with that tentacle like protrusions it almost resembles a dragon, giving this tame caterpillar a very menacing look, probably a way to keep itself safe from the predators. Another interesting fact is the way it blends in the natural surroundings, especially while feasting on the acacia plants, the patterns on the leaves and texture and coloration on its body almost makes them invisible to casual sight, a way to stay away from unnecessary attention. These tend to gobble upon the host plants, at such a rate that small plants almost go bald with just stems left behind, while it grows, getting ready for the next phase of metamorphosis. The way the yellow tipped limbs transform into tiny protrusions and later into the tentacle like horns was very interesting.
Canon 100mm macro
Handheld, External flash fired
Location: Nagla block