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Clever Butterfly

This unusual Butterfly has false eyes and feelers on the back ends of its wingles...these are to confise hungry birds, which attack the head to improve their chances of a kill. The ruse is so clever that the feelers are even able to "flutter".

 

Here is a short video I made to illustrate the effect...

Clever Butterfly

This unusual Butterfly has false eyes and feelers on the back ends of its wingles...these are to confise hungry birds, which attack the head to improve their chances of a kill. The ruse is so clever that the feelers are even able to "flutter".

 

Here is a short video I made to illustrate the effect...

comments (9)

Il est très beau, on a l'impression qu'il a deux têtes.
Ray: Oui ... à l'arrière, une fausse tête pour confondre les oiseaux affamés.
Beautiful image!
Isn't it remarkable - it seems to move it's back "feelers" by rubbing it's wings together?
Ray: Your observation might be correct, Elizabeth. However it works, it blows my Mind!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Oct 2019, 05:16
Absolutely brilliant - the rear end is more realistic than the eating end
Ray: Wonderful, isn't it, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Oct 2019, 06:42
Nature is just amazing Ray, as if we didn't know that already..
Ray: Sometimes Nature takes my breath away, Chris!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Oct 2019, 07:25
That is very confusing Ray.
Ray: You sound like a Garden Bird, Chad.
Incroyable nature ...merci pour les photos et explications
Ray: Tu as raison, Claudine ... La nature est incroyable!
That is an amazing bit of evolution Ray.
Ray: It certainly gobsmacked me, Bill!
Gosh I'm glad I don't have to do that smilesmilesmilesmile

Really glad you showed us this wonderful butterfly.
Ray: I think it is a stunner, Mary.
What a crafty idea.
Ray: It seems to be an elaborate ruse, Brian.

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