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is it a snaker a moth?
I saw this amazing creature one afternoon along the coast just north of Tulum Mexico. Fortunately she was busy laying her eggs so she stayed for her portrait. Can you tell me what she is? I didn’t get the whole snake face camo impact until I viewed her on my computer. Thank you
Wendy Morrow
Calgary, Alberta
Canada

Hi Wendy,
This is an Owl Butterfly in the genus Caligo. There is a nice Wikipedia page on Owl Butterflies. The markings mimic the face of an owl to startle predators.

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