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11 amazing examples of insect camouflage

By: Bryan Nelson on July 31, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
What a pretty flowe-- wait a minute!

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Orchid mantis

These flowery predators might look like the flamboyant sort, but they're actually ruthless killers. They use their camouflage, which mimics a flower petal, to hide from their prey. When flies and other pollinators approach the flower with dreams of sweet nectar, the orchid mantis strikes.