Looper Caterpillar at Full Length
"Represents the Looper caterpillar, with four membranous legs. If one of these caterpillars, lying quiet at full length, determines to walk, in order to take its first step it begins by humping its back, curving into an arch that part which has no legs, and finishes by [lying at full length]"
Hazlitt Alva Cuppy PH.D., Editor Beauties and Wonders of Land and Sea (Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1895)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman