Infrared Zoo Gallery - Caterpillar


Infrared Caterpillar

Insects are cold-blooded, which means that they cannot generate their own body heat. Instead they take on the temperature of their surroundings. This cold-blooded caterpillar appears very dark (cool) in the infrared compared to the warm-blooded human who is holding it. In the images below you can see some of the heat from the person's hand shining through the thinner areas of the caterpillar's hairs, showing the caterpillar's structure.

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