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What we see depends mainly on what we look for.John Lubbock

  1. Luna Moth Eyespots

    The eyespots on the wings are not eyes at all, but may serve to startle predators or direct their attack to body parts that are not essential for survival.

  2. Polyphemus Moth

    When threatened by a preadtor such as a blue jay, the Polyphemus Moth will flash the eyespots on its wings to startle the attacker.

  3. Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

  4. Luna Moth Eyespot

    An eyespot is a rounded eyelike marking on a wing of a butterfly or moth.

  5. Great Horned Owl's Eye

  6. Spadefoot Toad

    Smiling Spadefoot Toad is toad-ally cool!

  7. Eastern Screech Owl