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https://flic.kr/p/bDYrmU | Moss-like Walking Stick 301V0771.jpg | An amazingly camoflaged creature!!  Head is toward the top, below the two legs.  The antennae are visible to the left as thin kinked threads.

An amazingly camoflaged creature! Head is toward the top, below the two legs. The antennae are visible to the left as thin kinked threads.

Moss mimic stick insect  (Trychopeplus laciniatus)

Trychopeplus laciniatus is also known as the mossy walking stick. It’s body and legs has leaf/lichen like appendages growing out of it. It can be found in Central and South America.

Trichopeplus laciniatus

What do You Think if Bugs That Look Like Roaches?

Deep in the cloud forests of Costa Rica this elaborately camouflaged Walking Stick insect mimics moss and lichen, its body festooned with chitinous projections of its exoskeleton.

Planthopper | 061211 NAPW | kites182 | Flickr

A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha, exceeding

A critically endangered Lord Howe Island stick insect—or tree lobster—that has completed its first molt. The nymph part of a captive breeding program at the Zoo and its oldest nymphs are starting to complete their first instar, the growth period that occurs between molts. Molting is accomplished by shedding their exoskeleton—the protective covering around their bodies. The Zoo’s entomology department is caring for the first 73 nymphs that have hatched from 300 eggs the Zoo received on…

A captive breeding program for the critically endangered Lord Howe Island stick insect—or tree lobster—has been underway at the San Diego Zoo for just.

Lichen Huntsman Spider (Pandercetes sp.), Singapore

These Are the Most Exquisitely Weird Spiders You Will Ever See

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Ladybug hitching a ride. Photo by mehmet karaca praying mantis are so cool, as are lady bugs!

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