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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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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10 Responses to Which end is up?

  1. Lignum Draco says:

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

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

  3. Timothy Price says:

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

  4. ChgoJohn says:

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

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