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  • earlorfphotos

    on August 14, 2013

    Hi Bud, Yes, that is correct. If a potential predator is near and the moth starts to fly away, the hind wings will be uncovered. That will quickly expose the "eyes" and that may either scare off the predator or startle it for a split second; thus giving the moth time to escape.

  • Bud

    on August 13, 2013

    Hi Earl,
    The moth pictures are beautiful. Am I correct in assuming the coloration that looks like 'eyes" is to scare away potential predators?