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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 1,372 participants 5,652 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

Red postman Brian38 3 0 Red postman
Northern rough green snake Ornithoptera80 5 2 Northern rough green snake
Tawny emperor Ornithoptera80 1 0 Tawny emperor
Two tailed spider Uday 2 1 Two tailed spider
Moss Katydid bob5 5 2 Moss Katydid
Lesser treefrog Sergio Monteiro 4 3 Lesser treefrog
Dung-loving bird's nest fungi Ornithoptera80 5 0 Dung-loving bird's nest fungi
Brown lacewing syzygy 4 6 Brown lacewing
Hoverfly JordiPrats 1 0 Hoverfly
Hoverfly JordiPrats 1 0 Hoverfly
Common brimstone Chris79 1 0 Common brimstone
Carolina sphinx Ornithoptera80 4 2 Carolina sphinx
Moth spotting syzygy 2 0 Moth spotting
Masked chafer mimic Saturniidae27 2 0 Masked chafer mimic
Spotting DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Spotting
Common toad (juvenile) Chris79 1 0 Common toad (juvenile)
Wedgling Moth Saturniidae27 1 0 Wedgling Moth
Masked hunter (Nymph) syzygy 2 0 Masked hunter (Nymph)
American snout Saturniidae27 1 0 American snout
Green cutworm moth Saturniidae27 1 0 Green cutworm moth
American bird grasshopper, (nymph) Ornithoptera80 2 0 American bird grasshopper, (nymph)
Common pill woodlouse ornithoptera80 1 2 Common pill woodlouse
Morning glory plume moth ornithoptera80 1 0 Morning glory plume moth
hoverfly JordiPrats 2 0 hoverfly
Spotting Trajon 1 0 Spotting
Yellow-fronted barbet Chris79 3 0 Yellow-fronted barbet
Question mark butterfly, (laying eggs) ornithoptera80 2 0 Question mark butterfly, (laying eggs)
Conehead mantis injica 1 1 Conehead mantis
Mediterranean house gecko ornithoptera80 5 0 Mediterranean house gecko
Large bee-fly Brian38 2 0 Large bee-fly
Owlet Moth Gaia80 2 0 Owlet Moth
Guiana Sheild Leaf Frog dandoucette 3 1 Guiana Sheild Leaf Frog
Superb dog-day cicada ornithoptera80 5 0 Superb dog-day cicada
Hardun lizard Chris79 0 0 Hardun lizard
Red-throated anole Saturniidae27 2 0 Red-throated anole
Monkey Moth bob5 1 1 Monkey Moth
Black snout moth ornithoptera80 2 2 Black snout moth
Common Eupithecia Inch worm Saturniidae27 2 2 Common Eupithecia Inch worm
Red-throated anole Saturniidae27 1 0 Red-throated anole
Green anole ornithoptera80 3 0 Green anole
Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper ornithoptera80 6 2 Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper
Bird grasshopper (nymph) ornithoptera80 1 0 Bird grasshopper (nymph)
Peppered jumping spider ornithoptera80 1 0 Peppered jumping spider
Cheetah Chris79 1 0 Cheetah
Red-Throated Anole ornithoptera80 2 0 Red-Throated Anole
Spotting Chris79 0 2 Spotting
Triangulate bud spider (♂) Saturniidae27 1 0 Triangulate bud spider (♂)
Riscus hawkmoth caterpillar FernandoMSoares 7 7 Riscus hawkmoth caterpillar
Sawtoothed Stick Insect Tukup 7 6 Sawtoothed Stick Insect
Sri Lanka Kangaroo Lizard Gaia80 2 0 Sri Lanka Kangaroo Lizard

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ChunXingWong Jae syzygy Trajon
Vividha Naik Chris79 Saturniidae27 GeorgeNthr
AidenR sunnyjosef Matthew Hammond Richard Ong
Raksha girishanagha robert emond Ornithoptera80
Tania17 DebabrataDeb Tukup FernandoMSoares
Isabela MelindaKiser TajSALDO jentribenbrook
Oscar Neto bob5 Grab Aly Meder
flowntheloop Cássyo Ferreira Samantha20 Queena
John Alaban - biodiversity capiz Christine Y. Brian38 Noahs Ark
Paul Davis CEM_Kinloch Matthew Eppihimer Gaby3
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