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Is it a twig? No, it's an oak beauty caterpillar stretched out in a defensive posture.    - photo from Caters News Agency

Can you find the 9 camouflaged bugs?

An Oak beauty caterpillar stretched out in a camouflage defence posture

Female Dead-Leaf Preying Mantis   ~~~   Also part of the Guiana Shield menagerie, this female Acanthops soukana preying mantis is so perfectly camouflaged she uses sex pheromones to be located come mating season. Unable to fly, she spends her entire life suspended upside-down, waiting for prey to pass by. Males have large, leaf-like wings, which they use to follow the females’ come-hither scents

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Female Dead-Leaf Preying Mantis ~~~ Also part of the Guiana Shield menagerie, this female Acanthops soukana preying mantis is so perfectly camouflaged she uses sex pheromones to be located come mating season. Unable to fly, she spends her entire life suspended upside-down, waiting for prey to pass by. Males have large, leaf-like wings, which they use to follow the females’ come-hither scents

Incredible!!  This is a Tropidoderus Childrenii.  Amazing how identical it looks to the leaves! ...from 20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage | Bored Panda

Animal Camouflage

Tropidoderus Childrenii Camouflage Stick Insect from Australia

The wrap-around spider has a broad flattened abdomen which it wraps snugly around twigs, and with its bark textures skin and coloring it becomes almost impossible to spot, it relies on its camouflage to ambush insects

Noone would ever notice this guy.The wrap-around spider has a broad flattened abdomen which it wraps snugly around twigs, and with its bark textures skin and coloring it becomes almost impossible to spot, it relies on its camouflage to ambush insects

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23 camouflages spectaculaires d’animaux qui ne manquent pas de talent

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wavy-lined emerald moth / camouflaged looper (Synchlora aerata). Depending on what plant they are feeding on, they adorn themselves with the different colored plants in hopes of avoiding detection. // photo by Jim McCormac / source info from Wikipedia

wavy-lined emerald moth camouflaged looper caterpillar with flowers on back

camouflage

This post is divided into sections: I) Animals disguised as leaves II) Animals as flowers III) Larger animal camo, with hints--for this part I number

Animal camouflage: creatures that mimic their surroundings - A leaf mimic bush cricket resembles the shape and colour of the leaves of the plant it lives on in Quito, Ecuador

Environment

The creatures in this picture gallery have all evolved to mimic their surroundings. Some use camouflage as a cunning plan to catch prey, while others hide from their predators.

Defensive adaptations: Coloration

Defensive adaptations: Coloration

Phyllium giganteum

Insect Camouflage Leaf mimicry is an absolutely extraordinary type of camouflage which helps prey evade detection. These insects have evolved incredible leaflike patterns and modified exoskeletons to utalize this ability.

Making no mark: Another leaf mimic katydid shows off its incredible camouflaging skills by mimicking the leaf it is standing on

Can you spot the predator? Masters of disguise blend into the background to survive kill-or-be-killed world

38 Camouflage Animals That You Can't See - Snappy Pixels

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