Evolution has lasted long enough to give us a diverse range of life if we can not even begin to understand what nature is capable of. From time to time, we remember them when you see something so perfect, it baffles us and helps us to understand how nature works simultaneously. Here are ten of the most perfect examples of in-your-face of natural selection gave us some absolute triumph of nature.
The Caterpillar Baron (Euthalia aconthea Guéréda) is native to India and Southeast Asia. They are about 4 mm long with small spikes when they hatch, but as they reach their 4th and 5th of growth (known as stages), they can grow to about 45mm, with much more elongated spikes. These spikes, with the color of the track, allow it to blend into the leaves to avoid predators until ready to mature.
Scorpionfish Merlet (Rhinopias Aphanes) have a variety of other names, many of which include the word “lace”. This is because they have a considerable amount of tentacles and flaps of skin, as well as an unusual form as a whole, which gives them their appearance supposedly lace. They use all these factors to look at the life of the plant, blend into the coral reefs. They still remain for hours until they get a chance to jump, and breathe their prey with their huge bouches.
Other names include Lacy Scorpionfish, Weedy Scorpionfish and Merlot Scorpionfish, Lacy stingfish, Firefish Lacy Lacy Lacy Goblinfish and thorny.
At a whopping 27mm, Pygmy Seahorse is the Goliath of the hippocampus Denise recently mentioned. Its small size and camouflage developed help to explain why the first one was discovered only in 1969, and only 6 were found for all after 2000. They can be found 10-40 meters (33-130 feet) deep, mainly off the coast of Australia, Indonesia, Japan, New Caledonia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a type of owl (in case you have tried to identify a frog for a few minutes) native to Australia. Even if they are, unsurprisingly, nocturnal, they developed a sophisticated method of camouflage days: they are sitting still, close your eyes, stretch their necks and compress their feathers, making it look like a broken tree branch. It is used as a defense mechanism, not for hunting, like other entries. Ironically, the greatest threat to the Tawny Frogmouth is their method of hunting. They mainly eat insects, and since they are nocturnal insects are more visible in the illuminated areas. Unfortunately, the area’s largest illuminated part is often directly in front of a moving car, where many of these birds will probably wish they were easier for us to identify.
Leafy Sea Dragon
Leafy Sea Dragons (eques Phycodurus) originate in the ocean south of Australia. Measuring up to 35 cm (13.8 inches), they have long slender bodies, decorated with intricate leaf-like appendages to help them blend into the life of the water plant. They are closely related to sea horses, and should not be confused with their cousins much less spectacular, the Weedy Sea Dragon is aptly named.
There are over 200 species of moths in the wings, mostly found in eastern North America. They are so called because the second pair of wings, those visible only when you travel patterns are brightly colored orange, yellow red and white, while the first pair of wings are usually a mixture of gray patterns and brown. Experiments have shown that butterflies actually choose trees bark similar to their own color to better protect themselves. To the left you can see a gray cicada, whose camouflage is the result not only color, but also see through his wings.
The Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) are found in the rocky coral Australian coast, and can measure up to 50 cm (1.6 ft). Needless to say, being Australia, fish is one of the most poisonous in the world. It can inject venom through one of its 13 nozzles. Although no one died as a result of their venom since Europeans arrived in Australia, their sting is still extremely painful and dangerous. This makes them much more terrifying camouflage. And if you think you can stay safe by keeping out of the water, think again: these fish can survive up to 24 hours on earth.
Dead Leaf Butterfly
Probably one of the most perfect examples of camouflage in the animal kingdom, the dead leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus) dead leaf butterfly is located mainly in tropical Asia, especially India and Japan. As if the camouflage did not specify enough as it is, the dead leaf butterfly has two generations per year, according to its appearance that this generation is living in the dry season or rainy season. Their wings may even have grounds to make it look like the film is in various stages of decomposition, including making holes. The leaf insect walking is another example of an insect that looks very like a leaf.
Leaf Tailed Gecko
Originally from the island of Madagascar, and the smaller ones surrounding it are 8 leaf-tailed Geckos that are known to date. Like the previous entry, they may look dry or rotten, but they are also known for their ability to blend into the bark of trees. There really is not an image that can perfectly understand how diverse yet perfect their camouflage can be. Or maybe it is and we have no idea. But it’s worth taking a look at Google images to see how they are really impressive.