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leaf insect Phyllium giganteum. The Walking Leaf Insect is one of the most remarkable leaf mimics in the animal kingdom. It occurs from Southeast Asia to Australia. Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of leaves. They can be as long as 7 inches.

Venezuelan poodle moth possibly new species discovered in 2009 by Dr. Anker of Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela.

7 Incredible (And Terrifying) Creature Portraits

"Art of the Skulltura" from the Zelda series by Nate Hallinan. Piined as "Skull-mimic spider."

Looks like a snake, right? Nope. This little guy is actually a caterpillar. Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family. The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan).


The tip of the Atlas moth's wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of the distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.

.Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, possibly the largest that mimics flowers.