Which end is up?

I’ve forgotten the name of this one but I recall an employee at the Butterfly Wonderland telling me it was a Zebra something or other – possibly a Zebra Palm King.   What I noticed about it is that his top and bottom are a bit similar.  Seems this species has evolved to have a bottom that looks like it could be the top so that if a predator were to take a nip of the one “head” it could live to flutter for another day.

BTW – This critter and tree limb look amazing in monochrome.  Will share it with you on Monday.

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  1. #1 by Lignum Draco on February 16, 2017 - 6:06 am

    Adaptation. The key to survival in nature. Nice shot.

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on February 16, 2017 - 8:26 am

    I actually looked at it backwards until I notice the antennae. Cool little guy. Cheers!

  3. #5 by Timothy Price on February 16, 2017 - 9:10 am

    Down on the upside! I love the markings. Looks very zebraish.

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on February 16, 2017 - 9:20 am

      Wonder if one landed on a zebra would you be able to find it 😉

      • #7 by Timothy Price on February 16, 2017 - 10:45 am

        You could paste it on some Zebra photos and do a “Find the Butterfly” post.

      • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on February 16, 2017 - 11:14 am

        Not feeling that ambitious today 😉

  4. #9 by ChgoJohn on February 20, 2017 - 11:37 am

    The more of Nature one sees, the more the marvel. Nice shot, Teri.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on February 20, 2017 - 2:59 pm

      And there is so so much more out there to marvel at providing we don’t muck it up! Thanks, John.

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