21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
In its habitat

Stinging nettle slug caterpillar resting under the base of the host plant. These larvae pupate in sheltered spots or coccon created by the silk formation to protect themselves at larval stage & enter into adulthood.

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Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Bhadrak, India
Copyright: © Sritam Kumar Sethy