- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

12 Animals That Are Masters of Disguise

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.

Common Baron Common Baron - Photo: kingfisher/Shutterstock

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