Bird Dropping Mimic

Bird Dropping Mimic

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Credit: STUART WILSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This moths defense from birds is to resemble something birds have no interest in - their own droppings. The disguise is complete even to fake glistening droplets and wings that curve under at the edges for more dimensionality. Upper Napo River, Ecuador.

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