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giant swallowtail larva Floridaglasswing butterfly Costa Ricagreen filament looper Florida

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.
oak twig caterpillar Floridaorchid mantis Indonesiatwig katydid Amazon Ecuador
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.
twig moth Panamawalkingstick Panamawhite witch lichen moth Amazon Peru
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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