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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
CATERPILLAR ON A ZAPOTE LEAF

I was walking through the dry forests of southwestern Ecuador when I found this caterpillar on a sapote leaf. Currently deforestation in Ecuador has decreased the possibility of observing these strange beings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Banderones, Loja, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Daniel Zuñiga