Stunning caterpillar is armed with poisonous spikes

Footage shows a beautiful caterpillar with spikes struggling to turn back onto its front.

Jorge Castellanos said he found the strange creature stuck and lying on its back in his garden in Cayo, Belize.

The insect enthusiast said that he helped the creature roll over before he left it among the bushes.

He said: ''I used a stick to push it, I’m not sure if they are poisonous, but I hope it lives a long life.''

The little insect in the video is a Spiny Oak Slug caterpillar, which is armed with stiff, stinging spines.


By: NewsFlare (109911.00)

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Location: Cayo, Belize