Rainbow Leaf Beetle

Rainbow Leaf Beetle

"Walking Leaf" insect ~ from the Walking Stick family of insects.

"Walking Leaf" insect ~ from the Walking Stick family of insects.

Walking Leaves (family Phyllidae, order Phasmatodea) Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf. They do this so accurately that predators often aren’t able to distinguish them from real leaves. In some species the edge of the leaf insect’s body even has the appearance of bite marks. To further confuse predators, when the leaf insect walks, it rocks back and forth, to mimic a real leaf being blown by the wind. Credit: Wikipedia

Walking Leaves (family Phyllidae, order Phasmatodea) Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf. They do this so accurately that predators often aren’t able to distinguish them from real leaves. In some species the edge of the leaf insect’s body even has the appearance of bite marks. To further confuse predators, when the leaf insect walks, it rocks back and forth, to mimic a real leaf being blown by the wind. Credit: Wikipedia

giant Harlequin beetle

giant Harlequin beetle

Longhorn beetle, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Aristobia horridula (Hope)

Longhorn beetle, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Aristobia horridula (Hope)

Globe-eyed weevil (20x, Nikola Rahmé). Most insects are beetles (Coleoptera), and most beetles are weevils (Curculionidae).

Globe-eyed weevil (20x, Nikola Rahmé). Most insects are beetles (Coleoptera), and most beetles are weevils (Curculionidae).

A number of species of such beetles mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored.  #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #englishlearning #vocab #animals #beetles #longhornbeetles #insect #insects #beetle

A number of species of such beetles mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #englishlearning #vocab #animals #beetles #longhornbeetles #insect #insects #beetle

Another specimen mounted and photographed by Andre de Kessel - "Cerambycid beetle (ca 25mm long, Coleoptera, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae; ID: ...) from the dense rain forest of Yangambi (DR Congo, November 2013, ethanol preserved)."

Another specimen mounted and photographed by Andre de Kessel - "Cerambycid beetle (ca 25mm long, Coleoptera, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae; ID: ...) from the dense rain forest of Yangambi (DR Congo, November 2013, ethanol preserved)."

Golden Tortoise Beetle, OMG THIS IS WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Golden Tortoise Beetle, OMG THIS IS WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Camarotus sp.

Camarotus sp.

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