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Macrocilix maia

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Many moths exhibit mimicry for protection against predators and this Macrocilix seems to be having a design to do just that. It looks very much like 2 red-eye flies focusing on the patch of poop or liquid. I would imagine that a predator might be dissuaded from the flies which, due to their speed, do not present an easy meal. Or even if it does fancy attacking, the predator would hit the less vital part of the moth that is its wings and not the abdomen or head giving the moth a higher chance of survival. 

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