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Now You See It - Now You Don't!
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CRYPSIS - naked camouflage. Many people think this hide-n-seek technique is called camouflage. But camouflage involves wearing a costume for concealment. Wrapping dried leaves around yourself to hide is camouflage. But this dragonfly is hidden because it landed in a place that looks just like it does. It isn’t wearing a costume. It just looks like a tree. It is cryptic. If it didn’t land at the just right time, it never would have had its picture taken!

argiope spider