1. nybg:

    ichthyologist:

    Can You See Me? Animal Camouflage: Leaf mimics

    Nature is fascinating, and some of Nature’s best work—or evolution rather—is illustrated by animals that have adapted to mimic leaves. Leaf mimics use an extraordinary type of camouflage to evade detection from predators or prey. These animals mimic leaves by using leaflike color patterns, modified exoskeletons, and cryptic behavior.

    Downside to being perfectly invisible? You’re constantly getting stepped on. Though I don’t think there are many of these in New York for me to be worrying my conscience over. —MN

     
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