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Eye Spy - Camouflage

The White Witch Moth (Thysania agrippina) is one of the largest moths in the Amazon. By resting with a vertical posture the striations in the wing line up with those on the tree bark. The result is the moth appears to be a large patch of lichens growing on the tree trunk, Amazon Rainforest, Peru.
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The White Witch Moth (Thysania agrippina) is one of the largest moths in the Amazon. By resting with a vertical posture the striations in the wing line up with those on the tree bark. The result is the moth appears to be a large patch of lichens growing on the tree trunk, Amazon Rainforest, Peru.

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From gallery: Eye Spy - Camouflage
Photographer: James L. Castner
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 14 Jan 2010
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Credit: Dr. James L. Castner/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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