Butterflies: Messages from Psyche
The author explains how these living tapestries have been designed by evolution to protect the insects from their principal predators. If we look at the detail of a living butterfly in the way a bird sees it from many different angles and perspectives, surprising images reveal themselves. Owl eyes, snake heads, caterpillars, lizards, wasps, scorpions, birds beaks and feathers can be seen. Also looks at the complex meanings they convey to us, and how, over millennia, they have been incorporated into mythologies and transformed into gods and goddess of many cultures.