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Issue # 2 Editor: Ron McCluskey mailto:email@example.com
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURE ARTICLE, God Cares for His Creatures ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Some of most brilliant butterflies in tropical America are butterflies of genus Morpho. Many species are brilliant metallic blue. A few of females are metallic red. These butterflies have a mirror like quality to upper surface of their wings. They can be seen from several miles away if they are flying over tops of trees in jungle. The sun reflects off of their brilliant wings.
So, how does God protect these beautiful creatures? Apparently they are good to eat, although I have never tried one. The birds like to eat them. But, if they are so easy to see, how do they survive? God has designed that brilliant reflective surface of wings actually protect it!
If a bird sees Morpho and starts to chase it, butterfly will fly down into dense shadows under jungle canopy. Here, where it is dark, upper surface of wings looks almost black and bird will have trouble seeing butterfly. If bird is still able to track butterfly and gets close to it, butterfly will find a shaft of sunlight coming down through trees. It will then fly through it, causing a FLASH of light to shine in eyes of bird. The butterfly can then get away.
Once butterfly gets away, it will land on a tree. God designed bottom of wings to have great camophlage. Because of this, butterfly can land and safely hide.