Why do fuzzy caterpillars in australia form long lines?

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Why are there long lines of hairy caterpillars?

  • Interestingly the snaking line of these creatures provides one of the most plausible explanations as to this behaviour. Discussions with rangers, trackers and online resources indicate that these long lines of caterpillars are formed to mimic the shape of a large snake and hence deter predators from picking them off individually.

These so-called processionary caterpillars are famous for going about single file, up to 200 or more at a time. They set out in a line when they run out of food after stripping bare a wattle tree, or when they need a haven for winter.

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