I captured this butterfly while on a visit to the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Captured with my Canon S5is in Tucson, AZ.
Zebra Mosaic (Colobura dirce)
Central & South America
This little fruit-eating butterfly sits head down on tree trunks when it rests. The pattern on the wings confuses predators so they can’t tell which end is head or tail. The predator goes for the “head” facing up – and ends up with only a piece of wing as the butterfly takes off!