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11 amazing examples of insect camouflage

July 31, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
Walking Stick

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Walking stick

The stick insects of the order Phasmatodea are truly some of the most bizarre critters on the planet. Their body has become so elongated that they appear like sticks, twigs, or thin branches. When one of these guys is resting still on a pile of twigs or at the end of a tree branch, they are almost impossible to spot.