Reader John sent me this photo, which he thinks is a moth. When I show you the “reveal” in an hour or so (this one isn’t hard), you’ll see why I think it’s a butterfly. But anyway, it’s in the UK, so if you want to take a stab at it, be my guest. I was also unaware that any leipidopterans played “dead.”
Saw this wonderful little creature the other day on a park bench in Cambridge, UK.
I thought it was a leaf until I got closer. After taking a photo (or few) of the little guy, I blew him off the seat at which point he played dead, fluttering to the ground and lying there for quite a few min. I wouldn’t have spotted him if I hadn’t known he was there…
I have no idea what this insect is called although it looked like a moth to me..so if your readers do know I’d love to find out.