Hiding in plain view

Hiding in plain view is essential to many animals large and small, from the leopard who changed his spots, to the jumping spider I wrote about on this blog a couple of days ago, to the butterfly in the middle of my lawn recently:

Yellow butterfly in lawn grass
Now you don’t see him, now you … do?

The Lemon Migrant still surprises me by how well it blends into greenery. Its real colour is a strong pale yellow with only a tinge of green, but it’s a colour which reflects the green of surrounding grass or leaves very strongly and makes it quite hard to spot.

Here’s a closer look at the same butterfly:

Lemon Migrant, Catopsilia pomona

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