Watson, Lyall - The Nature of things - Reuse and templates
Type of Spiritual Experience
Different examples from the ones he uses just to add extra weight to his argument
Snout moth Gastropacha populifolia (family Lasiocampidae) with modified mouthparts
A description of the experience
Lyall Watson – The Nature of things
There is a masked crab in the English Channel – Corystes Cassivelaunus – which glowers in a manner reminiscent of a bucolic Briton…
Among butterflies, there is a family of small blue Lycaenids which seem to have drawn in some way, on local imagery. Each has a chrysalid which bears an anthropoid face, accurate even down to the highlights of the eyes.
Spalgis lemolea seems to have patterned itself on the military monkey Erythrocebus patas which lives on fruits and insects in the neighbouring grasslands of East Africa.
The chrysalis case of the oriental butterfly Spalgis Epius strongly resembles the rhesus monkey Macaca Mulatta which feeds on forest margins in the same areas of Indo-China.
The harvester butterfly Feniseca Tarquinius occurs only in eastern North America and has come to look extraordinarily Amerindian.
The Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae) mimicking an ant
The source of the experienceWatson, Lyall
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsTheory of Evolution
Activities and commonsteps
Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) known as "The Clown" with its hearts, cartoon face and pom poms