Search

You may also like

36 Views
Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit
International News - News - Sport -

Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit

Taylor Twellman previews the MLS playoffs and explains why Bob Bradley won't let LAFC rest on their laurels. Source link Related posts: Den Haag 1-5 Ajax: Ajax keep up the pressure on PSV Kante skies his shot after Hazard's brilliant run Premier League: 24 goals […]

36 Views
Burkina Faso: Sankara family lawyers push for Compaoré’s extradition
Business - Business Tips - News - Politics -

Burkina Faso: Sankara family lawyers push for Compaoré’s extradition

Lawyers for the family of murdered Burkinabé revolutionary Thomas Sankara say they will push for the extradition of former president Blaise Compaoré. Source Source link Related posts: Cameroon: “We cannot establish a dialogue in a country at war” Nigeria and South Africa patch things up, […]

36 Views
Nigerian lawyer sheds light on how the police and judiciary connive to frustrate suspects seeking to perfect their bail conditions
Celebrities - Comedy - Entertainment - Local news - Movies - Music - News -

Nigerian lawyer sheds light on how the police and judiciary connive to frustrate suspects seeking to perfect their bail conditions

A Nigerian lawyer, Malachy Odo, took to Twitter to narrate how the legal procedures and the police can cause a suspect to land in prison in the process of fulfilling a bail condition. Continue to read his tweets  The post Nigerian lawyer sheds light on how the […]

www.gistpad.com.ng

The Dead Leaf Moth That Mimics a Dead Leaf

Animal Weirdness

The Dead Leaf Moth That Mimics a Dead Leaf

When it comes to the art of camouflage, few creatures can match Uropyia meticulodina, a small moth capable of mimicking a dead, curled up leaf almost to perfection.

From a mantis that mimics a harmless orchid to attract prey, to a caterpillar that looks like a snake to fend off predators and birds camouflaged as toxic caterpillars, we’ve featured some truly impressive natural mimics in the past, but the Uropyia meticulodina moth may just be the best one yet. Its resemblance to a dead leaf curled round in on itself complete with tiny leaf-like veins is just uncanny. If not for video evidence that this moth is real, I could have sworn it was just the work of a skilled image editing artist.

                                                                          Photo: Oddity Central/ Dead Leaf moth

Uropyia meticulodina is not the only moth that looks like a realistic dead tree leaf, in fact there are quite a few of them, but it’s one of just two species that can nail the look of a curled up leaf, the other being the amazing green rainforest moth.

                                                                                                      Photo: Oddity central

The craziest thing about this fascinating creatures mimicry is that it’s mostly an optical illusion. It’s wings may look curled up, but they are actually as straight as those of any moth. The curled up effect is created by minute scales on its wings which even replicate the shading of a curled up dead leaf. It’s kind of crazy, to be honest. This living optical illusion spends most of its time on the damp floor of forests in China and Taiwan.

 

Related topics Animals, Dogs, People
Previous post Next post

Your reaction to this post?

Leave a Reply

avatar
500
  Subscribe  
Notify of

You may also like

0 Views Views
My husband gets angry whenever i try to cook, so i’ve stopped because we have chefs – Regina Daniels
People

My husband gets angry whenever i try to cook, so i’ve stopped because we have chefs – Regina Daniels

Happily married Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels, has revealed her Husband, Ned Nwoko, does not like it when she steps into the Kitchen to cook because they have chefs. Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko recently opened up for the first time […]

0 Views Views
Nigerian Doctor reveals why masturbation is injurious to the health of men and women
People

Nigerian Doctor reveals why masturbation is injurious to the health of men and women

A Nigerian doctor and Twitter user has revealed why masturbation which he described as a 'drug that is not made illegal by law' is injurious to the health of men and women.  According to @Dr_Ajabb, the side effects of masturbation is much more than its advantages. He […]

0 Views Views
Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit
People

Twellman: Bob Bradley will have LAFC chomping at the bit

Taylor Twellman previews the MLS playoffs and explains why Bob Bradley won't let LAFC rest on their laurels. Source link Related posts: Den Haag 1-5 Ajax: Ajax keep up the pressure on PSV Kante skies his shot after Hazard's brilliant run Premier League: 24 goals […]