Protecting 55,000+ acres of Amazonian habitat & wildlife Director of JungleKeepers and Tamandua Expeditions .

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This is so incredible! Well done @danielechecopar 🔥 At 6:00 a.m. on a rainy day, this Uroid moth began to emerge from its pupa. The beautiful cocoon that they form hangs from a leaf and it is believed that this can mainly protect them from ants. Why is the cocoon-shaped like that? The holes are believed to allow rain to pass through and not drown the pupa. Conventional cocoons are solid and without holes, this would soak the cocoon and drown the pupa in the rain if they were suspended like this Uroid moth. Big shout out to @adrian_bio13 ! Thanks to his help and knowledge I was able to take this shot and many others. A las 6:00 de la mañana en un día lluvioso, esta polilla Uroide empezó a emerger de su pupa. El hermoso capullo que forman cuelga de una hoja y se cree que esto las pueda proteger de las hormigas, principalmente. ¿Por qué el capullo tiene esa forma? Se cree que los huecos permiten que la lluvia pase a través de ellos y la pupa no se ahogue. Los capullos convencionales son sólidos y sin agujeros, estos se empaparían y ahogarían a la pupa con la lluvia si estuviesen suspendidos como esta polilla Uroide. #amazonrainforest #rainforestexpeditions #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeplanet #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifeperfection #wildlifephoto #wildlifelovers #insectgram #insects_of_our_world #insects_macro #insectes #insectworld #insectphoto #metamorphosis #insect #insectphotography #insects #insectos #insectlovers #moth #moths #chrysalis #butterfly #butterflies #butterfly #butterflys #butterflies