Saturday, November 22, 2014

Whites and spots

Photos by Marty Horowitz 11/10/2014

Checkered White on Bur Marigold (Bidens aurea)

Checkered White on Wire Lettuce (Stephanomeria pauciflora)

And more on spots from Fred Heath:

Some of butterflies (and moths) with eye spots will mostly keep them hidden until attacked and then opening the wings startle the predator for a second and enabling the lep to escape. More info on eye spots in this brief article and short ( less than 2 minutes) video with praying mantis attacks from an Ohio State University study. 

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