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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 1,333 participants 5,355 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

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
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
Twig Mimic Geometrid Caterpillar Christine Y. 3 4 Twig Mimic Geometrid Caterpillar
Grizzled Mantid Machi 2 1 Grizzled Mantid
Unknown spotting PutkovAlexander 1 0 Unknown spotting
Green-eyed Tree Frog Felix Fleck 6 0 Green-eyed Tree Frog
Wrap-around Spider Felix Fleck 2 0 Wrap-around Spider
Unknown spotting Noahs Ark 3 0 Unknown spotting
Viceroy flowntheloop 4 1 Viceroy
Chiton John Alaban - biodiversity capiz 2 0 Chiton
Unknown spotting Felix Fleck 1 0 Unknown spotting
Pericopine Moth Felix Fleck 1 0 Pericopine Moth
Wall Crab Spider Felix Fleck 1 0 Wall Crab Spider
Unknown spotting ANTHONY 1 1 Unknown spotting
Yellow-winged Digging Grasshopper KostasZontanos 2 0 Yellow-winged Digging Grasshopper
Hornet Mimic Hoverfly KostasZontanos 5 0 Hornet Mimic Hoverfly
Flag-footed Bug Irene Brady 4 0 Flag-footed Bug
Blue-winged Grasshopper KostasZontanos 2 0 Blue-winged Grasshopper
Green Lacewing Larva Gaby3 1 0 Green Lacewing Larva
Stick Insect DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Stick Insect
Hornet Mimic Hoverfly KostasZontanos 8 4 Hornet Mimic Hoverfly
The tawny-barred angle DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 The tawny-barred angle
Wall Crab Spider Felix Fleck 6 1 Wall Crab Spider
Red-Spotted Purple flowntheloop 5 0 Red-Spotted Purple
Giant Lichen Orbweaver LisaPowers 7 0 Giant Lichen Orbweaver
Grape Leaf Skeletonizer moth flowntheloop 5 0 Grape Leaf Skeletonizer moth
Yellow-bellied Toad KostasZontanos 6 0 Yellow-bellied Toad

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bob5 Ruth Spigelman Grab Aly Meder
flowntheloop Cássyo Ferreira Samantha20 Queena
John Alaban - biodiversity capiz Christine Y. Brian38 Noahs Ark
Paul Davis CEM_Kinloch Matthew Eppihimer Gaby3
GarrettR91 KatieSpruill KarlaT leducky300
Pérez Vijay2 PrincesSquishy JamesPriest2
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