Interesting Insects That Survive Thanks to the Art of Disguise

The best way to flourish in the wild for most creatures is to not stand out, and some species have turned this ability into an art form.

Snake Caterpillar

Image: Daniel Janzen / janzen.upenn.edu / Caters News

If this were a scene from your backyard, wouldn’t you be scared to come across a snake hanging from a tree?

Well, most people would, but you don’t have to be so worried about it — the creature here is not a snake at all, but a caterpillar in disguise.

Plus, it lives in Costa Rica. This harmless critter is known as a snake caterpillar and uses this clever reptile-like camouflage to chase away its predators.

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