Wait, are those snakes up in that tree? no way…
A photograph showing three angry snakes on a tree baffled internet users when the creature was revealed to be just a gentle, albeit large, insect.
Hiding in a tree is an example of this. Attacᴜs AtlasThe Atlas moth, or Atlas moth, is an amazing moth in the Malaysian rainforest disguised as a snake. With a wingspan of 24 cm (9.4 in) and a wingspan of approximately 160 cm2 (~25 in2), the Atlas moth is one of the largest moths. Only the white witch can fly through the wings (thysania agrippina) and Attacᴜs’s Caesarand the wing area sᴜrface by the Hercᴜles moth.
Both wings of the Atlas butterfly have a prominent extension at the tip. with a mark that resembles the head of a snake This similarity is exaggerated by the movement of the wings when the moth encounters a potential predator.
Another interesting feature of these insects is that their food and nutrients are completely absorbed in the larval stage. After leaving the cocoon, Atlas moths have a closed moth. So they don’t eat like butterflies for the rest of their lives and rely on fat storage for energy. As a result, they only lasted no more than two weeks.
Every flight takes precious energy and can take several days in an already short life. So they save energy by flying as little as possible. The female waits for the male to fertilize, lay eggs, and die.
With this mechanism, this moth sacrifices its lifespan to produce the largest offspring.