Rolling locomotion aids escape: mother-of-pearl moth caterpillar
The body of the mother-of-pearl moth caterpillar escapes predators by anchoring its tail, recoiling, and rolling backwards.
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Pleuroptya ruralis Scopoli 1763
Some organism data provided by: LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Anchor mechanism in loose soil, recoil mechanism for packaging, or for energy storage.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transport, manufacturing, packaging