This Moth Looks Like It Has Two Cobras Watching Its Back

With a wingspan up to 11 inches, the appropriately named Atlas Moth can attract unwelcome attention from predators. Fortunately, one of its evolutionary advantages is that the tips of its wings look like snake heads. The Natural History Museum in London describes how this feature helps:

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The moth’s Cantonese name translates as snake’s head moth, because the tips of its wings look similar to the head of a deadly cobra.

When threatened, the moth will drop to the floor and writhe around, slowing flapping its wings to imitate snake head and neck movements and scare away predators.

-via The Fabulous Weird Trotters | Photo: Pixabay

Source: neatorama

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