Insects and mimicry
• Insects and mimicry
Many species of insects and arachnids mastered the art of camouflage and mimicry. These macro photography taken by photographer Nicky Singapore Bei, show extraordinary ability of insects to look like something else entirely or not at all out of sight.
Do you think this is a ladybug? No, it's a spider (rear view), it has the same color as that of a ladybug, which gives him an excellent opportunity to be masked.
This is the spider in the front. True cute? This form of mimicry, in which one takes the guise of a harmless form of toxic form, called Batesian mimicry. These ladybugs predators do not like because of their bitterness.
Hemp spider Araneus. This type uses a disguise to look like tree bark ...
In the afternoon he is resting, pressing legs to the body. Between tabs only visible head. And this high sticking segment - a spider stomach.
And this beauty - the caterpillar butterfly species nolidae. This species grows big green ball on the abdomen, which comes to a head ...
Here is how it looks from the front. This should help the caterpillar to scare off birds, who take her unripe berries.
Spiders kind Miagrammopes have an elongated body, so they look like a twig. These spiders weave a thread and stick it on the one hand to the twig and the other end kept themselves. When an insect lands on a thread, the spider lets go of her and strangles its prey. Spiders have this kind of extremely long arms. In this photo you can estimate the length of their paws - you can see in the center of the eye? That is all left - paw.
The spider species Phrynarachne. This spider has chosen for itself is not the most pleasant form of camouflage - it is "decimated" by bird droppings ...
This spider weaves a simple inverted triangle on the leaves and stems of plants. When landing on web fly with web breaks and falls outer end, leaving the victim to hang vertically from the filament. Then the spider approaches the victim to eat it.
This is it, this simulator bird droppings near. True honey?
This spider species Gasteracantha arcuata has two very long curved spines protruding from the abdomen. They are believed to scare off predators, imitating thorns or spines.
And this is a bug that simulates a ladybird. He has dark spots on the red wings. This color has to scare off predators, which, as we already knew, do not favor ladybirds.
This krasotischa - insect species Reduvius personatus, or in Russian - dirty reduviidae. This member of the family of beetles killer pretending to dust and all sorts of rubbish, to hide from predators and hunt yourself.
And this kind of lacewings were collected on itself fragments, the remains of food and insects, thus, the master himself simple camouflage.
A pair gorbatok on a branch. These Gorbatka learned to deter predators by mimicking thorn plants.
The spider species Cyrtarachne fangchengensis. Day of spiders of this species are resting under the leaves. Patterns of their bodies resemble bird droppings, attracting a variety of insects ...
These markings on the body and pulsates, possibly to warn predators.
stick insects, covered with spikes and green, which allows him to disguise fine.
This type of grasshopper like a leaf of a plant.
This is Nicky Bay, photographer, be accustomed to distinguish the leaves of grasshoppers, beetles from the branches and bird droppings from the spiders.