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It has wings lighter than a feather and is one of the most delicate creatures on earth.
But this tiny moth can frighten off predators far bigger then[sic] itself - with its scary spider-like markings.
The fascinating bug was discovered in Thailand in 2005...But this spider moth species is a dramatic example of how one species can reap benefits from mimicking or looking like another species.
...these masters of camouflage have evolved to look just like the twigs of a tree or shrub, which is where they find their habitat. It's almost impossible to spot them because their mimicry is so excellent.
The arctic fox is able to change colors with the changing seasons, from a brown hue in the summer months to a snow white during winter. Because of this simple, seasonal adaptation, the arctic fox is able to sneak up on prey and hide from predators, like the polar bear.
mimicry is fast becoming a model system for studying evolution. It is ideally suited to this task because both the selection pressure (predation) and the traits under selection are clear. Indeed, mimicry demonstrates the process of evolution in its most stripped-down form.
Originally posted by Gazrok
How come we didn't get camo as an ability? Damn....
Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
make some camo gear and develop stealth techniques instead
new technology is inspired by the same natural phenomena responsible for desert mirages. Heated via electrical stimulation, the sharp temperature gradient between the cloak and the surrounding area causes a steep temperature gradient that bends light away from the wearer. The catch: Wearers must love water and be able to fit inside a petri dish.