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This brightly colored larvae of the Diamond Back Moth feeds mainly on leaves, therefore making its bright green color great camouflage. Its name is derived from its markings when the moth is in its adult form. The wings of the moth are adorned with three, white, diamond-shaped marks. Another facet that sets these larvae apart from others is their extreme reaction to being alarmed, in which they will quickly move away and at times possibly hang off of their habitat by a silken thread.

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http://entweb.clemson.edu/cuentres/cesheets/veg/ce107.htm

 

http://www.agsolutions.ca/pub/west/resource/insects_disease/gen.cgi/moth_larva