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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 1,386 participants 5,735 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

Goatweed leafwing Brian38 5 0 Goatweed leafwing
Great purple hairstreak Brian38 4 2 Great purple hairstreak
Lesser Angle-winged Katydid Brian38 1 0 Lesser Angle-winged Katydid
Carpenter-mimic leafcutter bee Brian38 5 0 Carpenter-mimic leafcutter bee
Yellowjacket Hover Fly Brian38 1 2 Yellowjacket Hover Fly
Common Hawk Cuckoo SukanyaDatta 1 0 Common Hawk Cuckoo
Ricaniidae sunshinejanani 1 0 Ricaniidae
Lowland Hump-nosed Viper thewndrr 4 0 Lowland Hump-nosed Viper
Unidentified thewndrr 1 0 Unidentified
Unidentified thewndrr 1 0 Unidentified
Ant mimic spider Mark Ridgway 5 0 Ant mimic spider
Red Weaver Ant-mimicking Spider drpadhiyar23 2 0 Red Weaver Ant-mimicking Spider
Ant mimic spider drpadhiyar23 1 0 Ant mimic spider
Asian Ant Mantis drpadhiyar23 1 0 Asian Ant Mantis
Green Crambid Moth Francis Floe 4 0 Green Crambid Moth
Weaver-ant mimicking jumper ♂️ sunshinejanani 6 2 Weaver-ant mimicking jumper ♂️
Dead Leaf Grasshopper ChunXingWong 9 4 Dead Leaf Grasshopper
White-crown Stick Insect ChunXingWong 6 1 White-crown Stick Insect
Pierella nereis EduardoFrick 7 0 Pierella nereis
Danaid eggfly ♀️ sunshinejanani 10 0 Danaid eggfly ♀️
Gumleaf mimic grasshopper Mark Ridgway 8 1 Gumleaf mimic grasshopper
Plusiine Looper Moth thewndrr 1 1 Plusiine Looper Moth
Underwing Moth(male) thewndrr 5 0 Underwing Moth(male)
Giant Huntsman Spider thewndrr 1 0 Giant Huntsman Spider
Pygmy Grasshopper thewndrr 1 0 Pygmy Grasshopper
Yellow Owlfly drpadhiyar23 1 0 Yellow Owlfly
Spotting Francis Floe 2 2 Spotting
Sword tail cricket or trig sunshinejanani 3 3 Sword tail cricket or trig
Gray Treefrog Joseph R. Godreau 4 0 Gray Treefrog
Spider sunshinejanani 2 0 Spider
Velvet ants (parasitoid wasp) ♀️ sunshinejanani 4 0 Velvet ants (parasitoid wasp) ♀️
Litter Crab Spider bob5 5 0 Litter Crab Spider
Elevated Abdomen Poltys bob5 5 0 Elevated Abdomen Poltys
Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider Francis Floe 2 0 Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider
Common Mormon Caterpillar Francis Floe 4 0 Common Mormon Caterpillar
Sphinx Moth Caterpillar Francis Floe 3 1 Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Silver-Striped Hawk-Moth Caterpillar Francis Floe 3 2 Silver-Striped Hawk-Moth Caterpillar
Broad-winged katydid sunshinejanani 2 0 Broad-winged katydid
Blue mud dauber sunshinejanani 2 0 Blue mud dauber
Spotting sunshinejanani 2 0 Spotting
Wrap Around Orb Weaver bob5 3 0 Wrap Around Orb Weaver
Whimbrel tbrett 3 0 Whimbrel
Surfbird tbrett 3 0 Surfbird
Granite ghost sunshinejanani 2 0 Granite ghost
Yellow ladybug sunshinejanani 1 0 Yellow ladybug
Wasp mantidfly sunshinejanani 3 0 Wasp mantidfly
Boxer Mantis drpadhiyar23 5 0 Boxer Mantis
Jumping spider sunshinejanani 2 0 Jumping spider
Elegant golden jumping spider sunshinejanani 6 1 Elegant golden jumping spider
Honey locust moth caterpillar Ornithoptera80 7 2 Honey locust moth caterpillar

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Jae syzygy Trajon Vividha Naik
Chris79 Saturniidae27 GeorgeNthr AidenR
sunnyjosef Matthew Hammond Richard Ong Raksha
girishanagha robert emond Ornithoptera80 Tania17
DebabrataDeb Tukup FernandoMSoares Isabela
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