Banded Woolly Bear, or Isabella Tiger Moth, Pyrrharctia isabella by washingtonpost: A woolly bear has an antifreeze in its hemolymph, or circulatory fluid, so even after being frozen in solid ice, a caterpillar can thaw out and return to activity in the spring... #Insects #Wooly_Bear #Isabella_Tiger_Moth
Mirror Spider! Photo by Nicky Bay. the “silver-plates” on the abdomen seems to shrink when the spider is agitated (or perhaps threatened), revealing the actual abdomen. At rest, the silver plates expand and the spaces between the plates close up to become an almost uniform reflective surface. The shiny, reflective patches on this spider’s abdomen may be produced by guanine crystals, which can be a source of structural color in arthropods. Also commonly referred to as a “sequined” spider.
Can you spot the creature in this picture? This Eastern Screech Owl is a king of camouflage. (© Graham McGeorge/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)