by Alexis Baro
Snakes are amongst the most feared animals in the world. The sight of the slithering reptiles can send even the bravest human or animal scampering for safety. One clever butterfly species has figured out how to capitalize on this universal terror by transforming its pupa to resemble the world’s most venomous snake!
Native to Trinidad, an island off the coast of Venezuela, the Dynastor darius darius butterfly is one of several species of the Dynastor genus. Though butterflies of this family can be found throughout Mexico as well as South and Central America, the Dynastor darius darius is the only species to display this impressive ability.
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