Geology for Global Development

Friday Photo (85): Wildlife in the Field – Caterpillar Wiggles Across Old Burrows

This unusual looking caterpillar is working his way across the Houjiashan Formation on the North China Craton. These rocks formed in the lower Cambrian, and are crossed with burrows formed by some of the earliest motile animals.

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Rosalie was the Himalayas Programme Officer for Geology for Global Development and writer for the GfGD blog. She is a geochemist and a postdoc at the University of Oxford.

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  1. That is a crazy looking caterpillar! Very cool. One mobile creature slowly crawling across the traces of its ancestors.

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