What a fascinating photo challenge!
The image features broken tree sticks and twigs, but hidden among them is a large insect.
Could you spot it in under a minute?
Captured by Michael Blencowe and shared by Sussex Wildlife Trust, this photo sparked viral interest.
The trust acknowledged the impressive camouflage skills of the buff-tip moth in the image.
So, did you manage to spot the hidden animal?
If not, here’s your final chance before the mystery is unveiled.
Perhaps, one of those branches isn’t what it seems at first glance?
And there you have it! One of the twigs is actually a sizable buff-tip moth perfectly blending in among the sticks.
Following the viral exposure, people expressed their excitement about the creature’s evolutionary adaptation to stay hidden from predators.
Some even shared their encounters with these amazing moths.
Buff-tip moths, belonging to the Notodontidae family, are found across Europe and Asia.
With a wingspan of up to three inches, their bodies cleverly resemble broken twigs to avoid detection by predators.
How quickly were you able to spot the moth?
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