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Mimetic Animals of the World

Mimetic Animals of the World

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Mimetic Animals of the World
Created by

Juan DiTrani

Website 1,342 participants 5,378 spottings

One of the most striking survival strategies of animals is mimicking their environment. Mimetism can be used for escaping predation or for hunting, and mimetic animals can imitate rocks, plants or even other animal species.

Mimetic Animals of the World

Lat: 8.73 Long: -81.43

Recent Spottings

Unknown spotting RanAhim 2 1 Unknown spotting
Mantis Nestor Rodrigo Vasquez Cisneros 1 0 Mantis
Transvestite Rove Beetle Felix Fleck 12 4 Transvestite Rove Beetle
Viceroy Greg Shchepanek 4 0 Viceroy
Caballito de mar / Seahorse Isabela 1 0 Caballito de mar / Seahorse
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Mini Wasp-like Syrphid Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Mini Wasp-like Syrphid Fly
Viceroy Butterfly MelindaKiser 3 0 Viceroy Butterfly
Bee-mimic Assassin Bug LaurenZarate 16 14 Bee-mimic Assassin Bug
Dragon Headed Katydid bob5 2 4 Dragon Headed Katydid
Lappet Moth bob5 1 2 Lappet Moth
Leaf beetle larvae Eduardo Axel Recillas Bautista 7 2 Leaf beetle larvae
Stick Insect DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 1 Stick Insect
Katydid DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 0 Katydid
Metalmark moth bob5 9 5 Metalmark moth
Crab Spider; Araña Cangrejo arlanda 2 2 Crab Spider; Araña Cangrejo
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Dycladia Moth / Mariposa-Dycladia Oscar Neto 2 0 Dycladia Moth / Mariposa-Dycladia
Asian Water Monitor LeanneGardner 1 0 Asian Water Monitor
Bornean Horned Frog bob5 8 1 Bornean Horned Frog
Zebra Beetle / Besouro-Zebra Oscar Neto 4 0 Zebra Beetle / Besouro-Zebra
Ichneumonid Wasp Oscar Neto 2 0 Ichneumonid Wasp
Unknown spotting bob5 2 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting bob5 1 2 Unknown spotting
Bird-dropping moth Brett 2 1 Bird-dropping moth
Mantidfly LisaPowers 9 3 Mantidfly
Leaf Beetle Larva with Fecal Shield FakawiTribe 15 19 Leaf Beetle Larva with Fecal Shield
Walking Stick Insect Irene Brady 2 1 Walking Stick Insect
Unknown spotting bob5 1 0 Unknown spotting
Stick insect bob5 5 1 Stick insect
Moorish Wall Gecko InêsVeloso 1 0 Moorish Wall Gecko
Lichen huntsman bob5 14 2 Lichen huntsman
Wart Lichen Machi 1 0 Wart Lichen
Dead leaf moth? bob5 12 2 Dead leaf moth?
Lichen moth bob5 1 0 Lichen moth
Unknown spotting bob5 1 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting bob5 1 0 Unknown spotting
Giant river frog bob5 1 0 Giant river frog
Borneo horned frog bob5 7 1 Borneo horned frog
Twig-mimicking katydid Ruth Spigelman 9 2 Twig-mimicking katydid
Black-Spotted Prominent Gaby3 3 2 Black-Spotted Prominent
Bee-mimic Reduviid Felix Fleck 6 0 Bee-mimic Reduviid
Ant-mimic Sac Spider Paul Davis 1 0 Ant-mimic Sac Spider
Common octopus Marta RubioTexeira 2 0 Common octopus
Hoverfly Christine Y. 2 0 Hoverfly
Superb Lyrebird Neil Ross 2 2 Superb Lyrebird
Grizzled Mantid Machi 10 1 Grizzled Mantid
Treehopper nymph Mark Ridgway 12 14 Treehopper nymph
Pale Owl-Butterfly Eduardo Axel Recillas Bautista 4 0 Pale Owl-Butterfly
Leaf footed bug Muckpuk 2 0 Leaf footed bug

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