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Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) on a rose petal

Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) on a rose petal

archiemcphee:

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.

Photos taken by Bettaman and enyagene respectively.

[via io9 and Real Monstrosities]

It’s Nature is Awesome Day on Geyser of Awesome! Celebrating naturally occurring amazements of all kinds…

runan:

Actias dubernardi female (left) and male (right)

runan:

Actias dubernardi female (left) and male (right)

coolbugs:

bug of the day on Flickr.A new species for me, the Showy Emerald (Dichorda iridaria). It showed up at the moth light just as I was shutting it down, about 4am. Not sure it’s good to know that there are cool things showing up so late in the night :-).

coolbugs:

bug of the day on Flickr.

A new species for me, the Showy Emerald (Dichorda iridaria). It showed up at the moth light just as I was shutting it down, about 4am. Not sure it’s good to know that there are cool things showing up so late in the night :-).

(Source: wildlifecollective)

(Source: coolbugs)

(Source: fyeahcutemoths)

mothsarefluffy:

Oakworm moth. The coloration is so beautiful I just can’t get over it.

mothsarefluffy:

Oakworm moth. The coloration is so beautiful I just can’t get over it.

geneticist:

Close up of a moth’s wing

geneticist:

Close up of a moth’s wing

masterfr0ggy:

mothsaregreat:

Tussock Moth (Euproctis plagiata, Lymantriinae) by itchydogimages on Flickr.

IT LOOKS LIKE A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH FELL ON SOME FEATHERS

masterfr0ggy:

mothsaregreat:

Tussock Moth (Euproctis plagiata, Lymantriinae) by itchydogimages on Flickr.

IT LOOKS LIKE A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH FELL ON SOME FEATHERS