Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Caterpillar Turns Into a Butterfly - 3D Postcard

This is a 3-D postcard that starts as a caterpillar and turns into a buckeye butterfly.  You can see the caterpillar on the branch behind the butterfly if you look closely.

unused, bought in 2011
Made in Germany

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The (Common) Buckeye (Junonia coenia) is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia and all parts of the United States except the northwest.

The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.