National Geographic : 1949 Aug
Why Amphidasis has pink feet WARBLEIRS AND FINCHES foraging for insects that feed on rosebushes undoubtedly have a harder time finding the larva of the moth Amphi dasis cognatariathan they do other choice morsels. For Amphidasis is dressed up like a rose twig. His green skin is marked with spots, located and colored like leaf scars. And he holds his slender body at the same angle as the twig he imitates. To complete the camouflage that foils his foes, Amphidasis has tiny pink forefeet-arranged to form the terminal bud of the twig that he pretends to be. If you stop to think about it, Amphidasis, when he's keeping company with a rose twig, is perhaps a lot less likely to meet with a mishap than you are-even though you have no natural enemies. Amphidasis has no bones to break when he takes a tumble, lights no fires to burn himself. lHe doesn't drive a car in roaring traffic. The fact that accidents from these and other causes are happening at the rate of one every three seconds doesn't concern Amphidasis one bit. But it's a fact that's pretty important to you. A split-second encounter with a truck as you step off a curb can lay you up and stop your pay for months. It could cost you enough to plunge your family into debt for years-but not if you have accident insurance. If you're put out of the running by an injury, accident insurance pays your doctor bills and medical expenses, provides money for your family to live on while you're getting well. Accident insurance is an essential-though in expensive-part of a well-rounded insurance pro gram. Why not let your Travelers agent or broker tell you all about it? MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insur ance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford 15, Connecticut. Serving the insurance public in the United States since 1864 and in Canada since 1865.