I never even thought of a caterpillar being able to jump around!

An unusual caterpillar uses the sun to navigate as it jumps to safety, according to scientists.

The larva of Calindoea trifascialis, a species of moth native to Vietnam, wraps itself in a leaf before dropping to the forest floor.

It then spends three days searching for a suitable place to pupate, despite not being able to see out of its shelter.

Experts found the insect used a piston-like motion to jump away from strong sunlight.