Saturday, March 28, 2009

Awesome Specimen

This is an awesome specimen. It was sent to me by a friend and it was represented as the largest butterfly in the world. When I noticed how thick its body was I felt like it was a moth and not a butterfly. A butterfly would have a thin body...This is, in fact, a moth. But it is a very beautiful moth indeed. Google 'Attacus atlas' and learn more.

Notice how the quirky curved edge of the front wings shape and colour imitates snake heads. This discourages many predators.

No comments:

Post a Comment