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Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui
Wilson, Brevard County, Florida, USA
October 31, 2014
This is a Painted Lady, but I placed it on the ID Request page because I'd like to know the reason that these guys have hairy eyeballs.
My best guess is that the hairs act as blinders that better differentiate what each eyelet sees and that that somehow helps to form a better image in their tiny insect brains. Just sayin', but if there is an actual scientific explanation, I'd be grateful if you could point me to it.
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Moved from ID Request.

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