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Morpho butterflies use wings for protection

December 9, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Scores of Morpho butterflies, whose metallic, reflective inner-wings dazzle in all kinds of light, are suspended on pins at the Enns Entmology Museum. These butterflies make use of another trick to discourage predator birds: The outside of their wings are dotted with yellow "eyes" to make the pursuers miss their prey.

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