12 Animals That Are Masters of Camouflage
- Class: Insects
- Order: Stick insects
- Family: Diapheromeridae
- Habitat: North America
- Camouflage: Mimesis
Think this is just a photo of some branches? Not quite. There is a stick bug in the picture as well. It’s the “stick” in the middle, with thin legs. Stick bugs have to do a lot to avoid being eaten by hungry birds, lizards or small vertebrates.
As a stick, they’re not as easy to spot. They stretch their feelers and legs out straight and hardly move during the day. The stick bug is considered a pest, as they hungrily eat the leaves of oaks and hazels.
Trick: Disguises itself as a twig