Le Confident

Ideas tête-à-tête

A nature of mimicry

Did you never play to this game : find the odd one out. You have a picture and you must find out an hidden element.

The nature is quite a big examplar of this children game. There is, all around us animals, plants… who have a “mimicry instinct”.

That can be a strategic camouflage or a protection for their life. The result is fascinating : a butterfly like a leaf, a ctenomorpha like a branch… Insects and reptiles have especially the beautiest examples of this art of dissimulation.


As pictures speak bether than words :


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on June 14, 2012 by in Natural Sciences.
%d bloggers like this: