A LITTLE PLACE FOR LIFE'S CURIOSITIES LOVERS
Reblogged from mundus-absconditus  163 notes

zondvloed:

This is the Hemeroplanes triptolemus, a species of moth, and thus not a snake, as it wants you to believe. This moth is capable of expanding its body to mimic the shape of a snake as a defense mechanism against predators. It even launches against its predator a fake attack strike as a measure of intimidation to scare the enemy away, even though it is completely harmless to basically any natural enemy.

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Spermatophyta

Class: Angiospermae

(unranked): Eudicots

Order: Ranunculales

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Lamprocapnos

Species: L. spectabilis

Reino: Plantae
División: Fanerógama Magnoliophyta
Clase: Magnoliopsida
Orden: Nymphaeales
Familia: Nymphaeaceae
Género: Victoria
Especie: Victoria amazonica

Reino: Plantae

División: Fanerógama Magnoliophyta

Clase: Magnoliopsida

Orden: Nymphaeales

Familia: Nymphaeaceae

Género: Victoria

Especie: Victoria amazonica

Kingdom: Plantae

(unranked): Angiosperms

(unranked): Eudicots

(unranked): Asterids

Order: Gentianales

Family: Apocynaceae

Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae

Genus: Dischidia

Species: D. rafflesiana