A rolled-up leaf moth 1


The Fruit Piercing Moth (Eudocima salaminia) a rolled-up leaf moth, Uropyia meticulodina, has a spectacular optical illusion featured on his body – it looks like it’s a folded up leaf but instead its wings are just closed together. It’s only due to the shading and coloration on the 80 cm wings that it looks like that.

 

Photo: Bettaman

 

Even more impressive is when it unfolds its wings and reveals the bright flash of orange hidden underneath.

 

Photo: fukuoka-edu.ac.jp


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