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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 1,387 participants 5,765 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

Hooktip Moth SukanyaDatta 3 0 Hooktip Moth
Mariposa búho gigante - Owl butterfly Augusto Patiño Ramirez 4 0 Mariposa búho gigante - Owl butterfly
Mariposa tronadora - Cracker butterfly Augusto Patiño Ramirez 2 0 Mariposa tronadora - Cracker butterfly
Braconid-mimic plant bug Leuba Ridgway 2 0 Braconid-mimic plant bug
Carolinian Elegant Brian38 1 0 Carolinian Elegant
Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly tomk3886 1 0 Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly
Camouflaged butterfly santiagoberlanaga 1 1 Camouflaged butterfly
Common Patterned Ant-mimic Ground Spider tomk3886 1 0 Common Patterned Ant-mimic Ground Spider
Texas Bow-legged Bug tomk3886 2 0 Texas Bow-legged Bug
Long-nosed Leaf Hopper Francis Floe 2 0 Long-nosed Leaf Hopper
Cupreous Bollworm Francis Floe 1 0 Cupreous Bollworm
Lacewing Larva tomk3886 1 0 Lacewing Larva
Pyrgomorphid Grasshopper Francis Floe 1 2 Pyrgomorphid Grasshopper
Spotting LeonardoMB 0 2 Spotting
Anthelid Lappet Moth brainpunk 0 0 Anthelid Lappet Moth
Common Mormon Caterpillar (3rd Instar) Francis Floe 1 0 Common Mormon Caterpillar (3rd Instar)
Eastern Hornet Fly Brian38 1 2 Eastern Hornet Fly
European Peacock Butterfly thewndrr 3 2 European Peacock Butterfly
Masked Hunter thewndrr 2 2 Masked Hunter
Bee Fly thewndrr 2 4 Bee Fly
European Beak thewndrr 1 0 European Beak
Pink Crab Spider thewndrr 1 0 Pink Crab Spider
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
Dead Leaf Grasshopper ChunXingWong 10 4 Dead Leaf Grasshopper
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 ♂️
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

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