To touristdidi: False Headaccassidy::2008-11-07 3:11
Hi Gloria,
I think you are referring to the "false head" hypothesis, whereby the tails and eye-spots at the hind corner of the wing are liable to deflect an attack from a predator (birds usually) away from the real head at the other end. You do see quite a number of images of butterflies with beak marks on the wings, so predation is a clear threat. Thanks.
Alan
Nepal
Title: Spindasis syamaPentax LX
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To touristdidi: False Head accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)::2008-11-07 03:11