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Panthiades bathildis ( C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865).
The striking zebra pattern of Bathildis serves to divert the eyes predators away from the head and body of the butterfly, and towards the "false antennae" tails. It creates a "back to front" illusion that deceives lizards and birds, tricking them into aiming their attack the wrong part of the butterfly. The result is that butterfly is able to make its escape in the opposite direction.
Tropical/ Subtropical moist broadleaf forest from México.
It was observed on the outskirts of the city, in an urban area where there is a natural lagoon called " Lizards".
Spotted on Jun 30, 2015
Submitted on Jul 22, 2015
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