Amazing Insect Camouflage

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Image: Doug Aghassi

Only green as far as the eye can see – did you notice the grasshopper?

We’ve portrayed insects before whose survival strategy is to scare predators by making scary eyes at them (moths and butterflies) or by warning their enemies of their poisonous qualities (beetles and bugs). Today, we’re focusing on insects that stay still and blend in so perfectly with their environment that predators simply overlook them. The following examples show that insects never cease to amaze.

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