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12 Animals That Are Masters of Camouflage

Common Baron Euthalia Aconthea

  • Class: Insects
  • Order: Butterflies
  • Family: Nymphalidae
  • Habitat: India, South-East Asia
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

What am I looking for in this photo? Is there supposed to be an animal? Yes! It’s the caterpillar of the common baron butterfly, which is almost impossible to see on the plant thanks its many “hairy” legs. The stripe on its back looks like the thick midrib of a leaf. Lots of caterpillars have good camouflage skills, but this one is a true master! As a butterfly, the baron has lovely, slightly shimmery green lines that look very nice.

Trick: Disguises itself as a leaf

Common Baron Common Baron - Photo: kingfisher/Shutterstock


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