9 Camouflaged Species Found in Nature’s Army

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Daily Daft, Funny But True

1.Ambush bugs

Not to be confused with the fictional character from DC comics seen below, ambush bugs stem from nature’s group of assassin bugs.  Known as masters of camouflage,  ambush bugs blend in to their surroundings so well, its as if they attack out of thin air.

Armed with mantis like forelegs, ambush bugs routinely capture prey ten or more times their own size.

Ambush Bug from Action Comics

Ambush Bug from Action Comics

2. The Scops Owl

Trust us, its in there if you look close enough.

Scops owls hunt from the darkened decrepit hallows of old trees. Their favorite meals are insects, reptiles, small mammals (like bats or mice) and other small birds.

The owls will also eat earthworms, frogs and aquatic invertebrates

3.Dead Leaf Butterfly

Although no match for a human with a rake, the dead leaf butterfly can easily fool your typical bird brained….uh….bird.

4. Three Toed Sloths

The sloth’s color and its sluggish habits make it hard to spot. Generally it hangs quietly from trees resembling a bundle of leaves.

Their huge claws are used more for sleeping in trees than any type of weapon (they sleep 15-18 hours per day)

On a Daft Note, female sloth mating calls are said to sound like a human woman screaming “Ay Ay!”

5.Fennec fox

The sandy coat of the Fennec Fox helps it hide from its arch nemesis “The Eagle Owl” while also reflecting the heat from the harsh Sahara desert sun.

(Yes an eagle owl can swoop down and steal your Chihuahua as well.)

6.Hooded Grasshopper

This is a Hooded Grasshopper is found in India, although it is rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage.

7.Orchid Mantis

The sneaky mantis lies in wait for a small lizard or bumble bee.

8. Peppered Moths

Caterpiller 1:Hopefully no one will twig to our presence.BR Cateriller 2: Shut up, Twigs cant talk!

Caterpiller 1:"Hopefully no one will twig to our presence." Cateriller 2: "Shut up, Twigs can't talk!"

The caterpillar of the peppered moth is a twig mimic.

9. Tawny Frogmouth

Unlike owls, most frogmouths don’t usually eat small mammals (Although they do make exceptions now and again for the occasional after dinner amphibian.)

They do hide in much the same way as the scops owl and are also much harder to spot  when their eyes are shut.

Now you know for sure that its not the Government, CIA, or Aliens who are watching you, but Mother Nature’s Army.   If you want to fight back, Daft Gadgets only has one weapon  certified to be used on animals, and that’s the Airzooka!

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