https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/why-do-butterflies-have-eyespots.html

May 29, 2018 ... There are many butterfly and moth species that have developed what appear to be extra eyes. These distinct wing markings are often referred ...

https://www.livescience.com/2820-butterflies-eye-spots.html

Aug 31, 2008 ... Some moths and butterflies bear circular, high-contrast marks on their wings that have long been thought to scare off predators by mimicking ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyespot_(mimicry)

An eyespot (sometimes ocellus) is an eye-like marking. They are found in butterflies, reptiles, ... "tails" on their wings. Studies of rear-wing damage support the hypothesis that this strategy is effective in deflecting attacks from the insect's head.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl_butterfly

It is conceivable that the eye pattern is a generalized form ... theory the pattern on the wings of Caligo resemble the ...

http://sciencenordic.com/butterfly-four-eyespots-spooks-big-predators

Jun 11, 2013 ... The four eyes on the wings of the peacock butterfly (Inachis io) are an effective evolutionary defence mechanism, if the insect's wide distribution ...

https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/identify-a-butterfly

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Photo: The Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) - the tip of the moths wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of a cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to ...

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/06/23/butterfly-eyespots.aspx

Jun 23, 2015 ... How Butterflies Use Fake Eyes to Fool Predators ... markings that resemble eyes, but which are often found on the animal's wings, torso, or tail.

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/small-birds-are-scared-fake-owl-eyes-butterfly-wings/

Apr 9, 2015 ... For centuries, researchers have thought that butterflies with eye-like patterns on their wings mimic the menacing gaze of predators in order to ...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3030780/Eye-knew-Markings-butterfly-wings-really-mimic-predator-s-gaze.html

Apr 8, 2015 ... Biologists at Jyväskylä University in Finland claim to have settled the debate about whether eye spots on the wings of butterflies are a form of ...