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10 Examples of Camouflage in Nature

    Evolution has provided many defense mechanisms for animals, but none are as interesting to observe as camouflage. Check out these 10 examples of camouflage in nature. 1.  Leaf Insect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LeafInsect.jpg   2.  Katydids http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Katydid_india.jpg   3.  Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania Paradoxa) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phyllocrania_Paradoxa_F_Subadult.jpg   4.  Dead Leaf Mantis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bristol.zoo.dead.leaf.mantis.arp.jpg   5.  Green Caterpillar (Eufidonia Convergaria) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eufidonia_convergaria_larva.jpg  

    Evolution has provided many defense mechanisms for animals, but none are as interesting to observe as camouflage. Check out these 10 examples of camouflage in nature.

    1.  Leaf Insect
    leaf insect
     
    2.  Katydids
    katydid india
     
    3.  Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania Paradoxa)
    phyllocrania paradoxa F subadult
     
    4.  Dead Leaf Mantis
    dead leaf mantis, bristol zoo
     
    5.  Green Caterpillar (Eufidonia Convergaria)
    Eufidonia convergaria larva
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eufidonia_convergaria_larva.jpg
     
    6.  Stonefish
    stonefish
    http://thunderstruckobservatory.com/kwajreef.html
     
    7.  Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus Eques)
    Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
     
    8.  Dead Leaf Butterfly (Kallima Inachus)
    Orange Oakleaf, Kallima inachus
     
    9.  Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus Aegyptius)
    egyptian nightjar
     
    10.  Flounder
    flounder
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Moondigger
     
    Do you have any others that you’d add to the list?

     

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