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In the animal kingdom there are many transformation and illusion artists, not only now during carnival season. The South American butterfly Caligo, for instance, has large dark spots on its wings which simulate eyes. In nature, eyes are often associated with caution and attention. Predators can be scared off by the pictorial imitation of large eyes. In Hall XXIV on the first floor butterflies in all kinds of different colors can be found.