Recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.
Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas) ~ the tip of the moth's wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of a distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.
Aliens on Earth: macro pictures of praying mantises and bugs by Igor Siwanowicz. Igor cites his main influence as the works of the designer of the monster from the Alien films, HR Giger. A giant devil's flower mantis
One more portrait of a subadult Blepharopsis mendica, a mantis species from the Canarian Islands, parts of Asia and North Africa. It has different common names like Egyptian Flower Mantis, Arab Mantis, Thistle Mantis or Devils Flower Mantis.
This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered
Lichen Katydid (Markia Hystrix) by Reza Hashemizadeh, projectnoal: Amazing camouflage! Not a mushroom or fungus, or lichen but I thought you would enjoy this little guy. - I thought it was a piece of a tumble weed.