Tuesday, 28 April 2009

First Butterfly To Sit Still - Convergent Evolution?

This is almost the first butterfly I've been able to photo in my garden.

It's not very big, or very showy, but it is quite extraordinary in that i it seems to be trying very hard to resemble an Atlas Moth, with snakes head wing tips and wing edges looking like a particularly nasty caterpillar.

See: Atlas Moth - Attacus atlas