Mimicry and Camouflage 2
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The orange dog caterpillar or larva of the giant swallowtail (Papilionidae) on a leaf in Florida alongside of a bird dropping that it mimics.
|The background is visible through the transparent wings of a clearwing butterfly (Ithomiidae) in the tropical forest of Costa Rica.||A green filament looper (Geometridae) constructs its camouflage with the leaves of a dogfennel plant.|
|Two inchworm caterpillars (Geometridae) that appear to be oak twigs on a tree in Florida.||An orchid mantis (Mantodea) found in the tropical forests of Indonesia is poised on an orchid flower.||Spectacular twig-mimicking katydid (Tettigoniidae) from the rainforests of the Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador.|
|Unique moth from Panamanian rainforest that resembles a snapped or broken twig.||A tropical walkingstick (Phasmida) in cryptic resting posture in a rainforest in Panama.||The white witch, one of the world's largest moths (Noctuidae) rests on a lichen covered tree trunk in an Amazonian forest in Peru.|
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