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11 amazing examples of insect camouflage

July 31, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
Planthopper

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Planthopper

These grasshopper-like insects are distinguished by their excellent camouflage, designed to hide them among the leaves they feed upon. Despite their names, however, planthoppers only hop when they have to, preferring to move slowly so as not to attract attention (making them even more difficult to spot!).