Drepanid Moth (Macrocilix maia, Drepaninae, Drepanidae)
A moth with extraordinary decoration. It’s livery could be interpreted in a couple of ways: defensive eyespots; or bird guano camouflage.
In the case of bird dropping mimicry (an adaption adopted by many Drepanid moths), the concept has been elaborated on further as a pair of flies standing around a bird dropping. These moths are reported to also smell of ammonia/urea.
Either way, natural selection by evolution is AWESOME.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China
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