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Mimic moth

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DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

This moth is mimicking the wing pattern of certain toxic Ithomiid butterflies. The moth thus gains protection from potential predators. As this moth is not toxic itself, this is an example of Batesian mimicry. Filmed in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.

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  • Duration: 00:00:08.23
  • Audio: No
  • Original Frame Size: 3840x2160
  • Interlaced: No
  • Capture Format: Sony A6300
  • Codec: Apple ProRes 422

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