Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) on a rose petal
There goes nature being incredibly awesome again. You may think you’re looking at a couple dried leaves, but you aren’t. These astonishing beauties are moths, specifically Uropyia meticulodina, from the family Notodontidae. Found in parts of China and Taiwan, the patterns on their wings mimic dead leaves so convincingly that they are considered to be one of the finest examples of camouflage in the animal kingdom.
Click here to watch brief video footage of Uropyia meticulodina in the wild. You still won’t believe your eyes.
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Actias dubernardi female (left) and male (right)
Oakworm moth. The coloration is so beautiful I just can’t get over it.
Close up of a moth’s wing