O.K. My feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t like parts or even all of this post. I admit, some of the chameleons are right on the edge of being creepy, but to me the amazing intricacy of their coloring is worth the slight cringe. Same with the praying mantis. Let me know. Be honest. 🙂
This frog, along with others, might be cute or pretty, but they are also poisonous.
This one is found in Panama.
Marañón Poison Frog
Pastel Purple Frog
Tiny Vietnamese mossy frog.
poison dart frogs
Another poison dart, image by MatthewKritzer. I guess not too poisonous.
More poison dart by yakovlev.alexey on flickr
Amazon Milk Frog by Adrien Sifre.
Maybe in addition to cute or pretty, we should add a category of weird.
Asian Leaf Frog by Gail Melville Shumway Photography
Painted Belly Monkey Frog
by pbertner on Flickr
Smallest frog, the Golden Frog
Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko, Madagascar
Indian flower mantis
When they feel threatened, praying mantises strike this post. Image by Hasan Baglar
Spiny Flower Mantis
By Mehmet Karaca via Solent News & Photo Agency
By Glen Hush via National Geographic
Devil’d Flower Mantis, by Igor Siwanowicz
photo by mehmet karaca
mantis and baby by Mehmet Karaca
via Telegraph website in UK
Poodle caterpillar, by Arthur Anker on Flickr. I know this doesn’t really belong in this post, but it and its name are too cute to resist.
For a post on animal camouflage go here.
For another post on bugs go here.
Thanks to pinterest, and National Geographic