Eyespot, wings of Citharias aurorina

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Charles Krebs
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Eyespot, wings of Citharias aurorina

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Nikon MM-11. Olympus MPLFLN 5/0.15. Reflected light. 5X on sensor.
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Nikon MM-11. Olympus MPLFLN 5/0.15. Reflected light. 5X on sensor.
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Nikon MM-11. Olympus LMPLFLN 50/0.50. Reflected light. 50X on sensor.

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Great as usual!, I most llike the last one.
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Excellent Charles.
This specimen is a butterfly but for anyone interested in the evolution/function of eye spots in the Giant Silkmoths (almost a standard feature in this group) the following book is a fascinating read. Fact or fiction? hard to decide.

SEE HERE
NU.
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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