This is where some of my art/sciart goes. Look on the right for a link to my research website.
Monday, May 14, 2007
The animal is the environment
This insect, probably a homopteran, a heteropteran, has possibly the best camouflage trick in the world. It layers itself with the environment its in. Invisible under bits and pieces of detritus, wood, insect bodies, blending in completely with the background it can walk around with impunity.
The only clues to its being alive are the facts that it moves and you can just about make out its exposed eyes and antennae.