Ghost Flowers! Earthstars! Hickory Horned Devils! ... And More Weird and Wonderful Oddities of Nature

Don't fear these oddities of nature. Hickory horned devils (a caterpillar), Earthstars (a fungus), and ghost flowers all have their niche.

royal walnut moth
Robed in velvety wings, the royal walnut moth appears far less ferocious than its larval stage, the hickory horned devil.
MINDEN PICTURES/MALCOLM SCHUYL