Snake mimicing ceterpillar ID

Mark Cassino cassino at
Mon Oct 30 21:17:13 EST 2000

A few weeks ago I ran into a caterpillar that seemed to mimic a snakes head
at its rear end.  Here's a couple of pics:

(Sorry - can't the roll of film where I got the _front_ end clearly

I'm sure this is a common and well known creature - I'd just like to have
the right ID for the photos.  Can anyone tell me what it is?  It was
photographed in SW Michigan in late September.



Mark Cassino
Kalamazoo, MI
cassino at


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