The West African Gaboon viper conceals itself on the leaf-littered forest floor thanks to patterning that makes the contours of its body tough to spot.
The Monkey Puzzle butterfly (Rathinda amor) was named for its unique, predator-confusing dance, in which it wags the tail filaments on its wings and steps side-to-side.
November 16, 2012|
November 16, 2012
Some sixty years ago, I won a prize on a radio quiz programme for suggesting the question: "What is an Australian Monkey Puzzle?" The right answer is, that it is the evergreen tree with the botanical name Araucaria araucana. You may like to look it up in wikipedia.